Based in Devon, Toby runs Digg & Co. Studio, an ecological design firm specialising in landscapes which function deeply within their ecosystem. Each project brings as much ecological data to bear as possible and then uses it, among other cultural, aesthetic, and historic references, to form new paradigms in landscapes which will return the land to natural richness. The studio is centred within a working natural farm. A place where Toby and the Digg & Co. team experiment with all scales of landscape intervention (meadow restoration, wetland creation, river re-profiling etc.,) which are all used to return ecologically degraded land to health once again.
One example of this is Digg & Co’s involvement as the designers for the Wendling Beck Environment Project. A ground-breaking natural capital collaboration in Norfolk where the aim is to restore 2,000 acres of arable land to a rich mosaic of semi-natural habitats managed by herded livestock and natural farming techniques.
From late 2023, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will require developers to minimise and ultimately offset any loss of wildlife habitat from development. This could see significant sums of money being spent to create new habitat, either via direct deals with land managers or the growing market for biodiversity credits. This panel discussions will hear from […]