Jake Freestone is the Manager of Overbury Farms in Gloucestershire, a farm covering 1,538 hectares that farms to the highest standards of environmental stewardship. Jake is a keen adopter of Integrated Farm Management and some of his most forward-thinking practices include cover crops, zero-tillage, rainwater harvesting, and wildflower margins. The sheep and arable enterprises are fully integrated into each other, with the animals playing an integral role of returning organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Overbury often hosts Open Farm Sundays and in December 2020 Jake was on BBC Countryfile talking about soil management for World Soil Day.
In this discussion, our panel, consisting of members of the LEAF Network, discuss the importance of farmer-led, peer-to-peer networks for sharing knowledge about innovative practices that build resilience, and align with the Integrated Farm Management Principles that form the foundations of LEAF’s work. Join us, as we open the discussion to how these networks are […]