Matt Swarbrick is a permaculture inspired farmer at Henbant in North Wales. An ecologist and filmmaker by background he and his family and the Henbant team are on a mission to prove that with a small farm you can produce good food, financial profit, build soil and biodiversity, build a community and enjoy it all at the same time. Henbant has an 80 share CSA scheme and produces enough eggs, beef and veg for 80 local families from amongst a diversity of silvopasture systems. They are now working with the Wildlife trust to explore the space between ecologically intensive farming and maximum biodiversity enhancement; agri-wilding Henbant’s watershed. Henbant runs a range of courses in and is one of Europe’s leading models of small scale regenerative agroecology.
This panel session with the Nature Friendly Farming Network explores pioneering business models which rethink how our food and farming systems can be genuinely sustainable and regenerative. Hear from three panellists who are building food-centric communities founded on nature-friendly farming. Farmers Nic Renison (Renison’s Farm), Matt Swarbrick (Henbant) and Tim May (Kingsclere Estates) will share […]