27 September 2017
ORC FABS annual event

Members event at Bradwell Grove Farm, Glos

5 October 2017
LEAF Intercropping Workshop

Gloucestershire event - save the date



21 September 2017
Towards farmer principles of health

Developing healthy farming systems

19 September 2017
Underutilised Crops

New Factsheet from DIVERSIFOOD project



16 August 2017
Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture

A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

Silvo-Poultry: An Agroforestry System for Organic Chicken Production at Sheepdrove Organic Farm

Contract period:

1 January 2001 to 31 December 2002

Main funder:

Juliet and Peter Kindersley

Contact staff at ORC:

Dr. Jo Smith

Project aims

In collaboration with Sheepdrove Organic Farm in Berkshire we designed a novel silvopoultry system which is integrated into the farm’s organic rotation. Planted in 2002, five avenues of trees, hedges and shrubs, with 40m between avenues, provide a stimulating environment for broiler chickens as well as a valuable habitat for farmland wildlife and opportunities for community involvement in hedgerow foraging for fruits and nuts.