Healthy Soil, Food & Farming in the US

Posted: 21st February 2019

  With the development of our Centre for Diverse Farming now moving ahead apace, Ian recently went on a food and farming reconnaissance visit to the eastern side of the United States to look at three similar and sympathetic organisations over the pond.  Honeydale Meets ...

Feeding the Farm Birds

Posted: 13th December 2018

Last job of the day as the darkness approaches all too quickly. The third year of a two farm experiment on the effects of supplementary winter feeding of farmland birds. In addition to feeders in the trees, seed at the rate of 10kg a day is scattered in the bird food plot which at the moment is ...

Kitchen Garden Summer Update

Posted: 6th November 2018

The Kitchen Garden People’s first summer at Honeydale has been a great success, despite the challenges of the weather and the building work going on for the development of the new centre for diverse farming. Emma, Dan and Christine always compare costs of their vegetables to supermarket ...

Wilder Flowers from the Farm

Posted: 22nd October 2018

In our drive to promote diverse farming, we’re delighted to welcome another microbusiness to Honeydale. Wilder are a social enterprise specialising in cottage garden style cut flowers and are part of Flowers from the Farm, a growing network of artisan flower farmers ...
Chris and I had fantastic weather for our late season inspection of the apiary, but we weren’t there to do an actual inspection. At this time of year, there is virtually no risk of swarming and we are more likely to do more harm than good if we start to take the hive apart now, so we were ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.