Nicola Renison farms with her husband Reno in Cumbria, the daughter of dairy farmers, Nic grew up within the conventional, high production ag environment, growing food with little thought of the environment, ‘it just wasn’t on our radar’. It wasn’t until in 2012 when the Renison’s started farming their own land they started to think more regeneratively, this wasn’t because they wanted to save the world it was because they needed to pay the bills!
The last ten years have been a journey of both practical ‘re-learning’ and a total change in mindset, they now farm 80 suckler cows, with laying hens following the cows around in an ‘egg mobile’, also a handful of woodland pigs.
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 […]