Chris Hollingsworth

Chris Hollingsworth

2022

Chris has been running a family farm in West Suffolk since the early 1980’s.

The farm’s soil type is a heavy Hanslope series chalky clay soil and we grow mainly arable combinable crops. For a number of years we have become increasingly concerned about the reducing level of organic matter in our soil.

Regenerative farming seemed to me the key to solving this so we decided six years ago to convert the farm over to a mainly no till regenerative system. Our aims are to improve soil health, increase carbon sequestration and biodiversity, reduce soil erosion and water pollution, cut our costs of production and maintain our farm’s profitability.

Ian Pigott in Conversation with UK No-Tillers