David Rose, manages a 660 acre third generation farm in Screveton, Nottinghamshire, UK. His grandfather started working a 90 acre mixed farm in 1933, growing arable crops, milking cows and collecting fruit from trees to sell in the market. David has now moved away from intensive arable to a more environmental approach with minimum tillage, direct drilling, reducing pesticides, and follows the LEAF model.
Trees on the farm are now an integral part of the management and have been enhanced through replenishing & creating hedgerows, introducing woodland and agroforestry. He has established a silvoarable system based on cereals and fruit trees, planting 740 trees in 5 alleyways. Research has been gathered to share the environmental impact of the agroforestry. David is a Nuffield Scholar and keen to share his learnings with others. The farm is now a diversified mixed farm and engages with a range of audiences. It markets much of its produce direct and engages different communities via a range of experiences on farm.