Farming with biodynamic principles

Posted by carlotta on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 3:14pm

As part of the Lewes Friday Market portrait series, I made the trek to the secluded Brambletye Farm north of Forest Hill. Set within rolling green hills and about a mile down a dirt track, this fruit farm works on an inter-dependent biodynamic principle where hens are allowed to roam free through the orchard, helping fertilise the trees and producing happy healthy livestock. It made so much sense that I couldn’t figure out why more farms don’t do follow the same idea. I kept being surprised, as I wandered through the orchard taking photos, of the hens scratching and borrowing down into the dirt at the base of the trees. It is exactly this activity that helps the trees to grow and produce well. More photos from this shoot can be found here.

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