We are environmentally conscience producers of ethically grown food and fibre from our regenerative coastal farm in Scotland.
Founded in 2016, by us, farmers Neil and Jillian McEwan using regenerative agriculture principles, which involve producing nutrient dense food and ethical Cashmere, increasing biodiversity, enriching our soil health and lowering our carbon footprint.
Our Regenerative Farming Practices So Far at Lunan Bay Farm
We produce nutrient dense produce via short supply chains to improve human health.
We integrated our goats on the farm to enrich soil health and increase plant biodiversity.
We incorporated grass and herbal leys into our rotation to capture carbon, improve soil and goat health.
We have adopted rotational grazing to improve soil, pasture and livestock health.
We are reducing inputs by utilising our goat mature to naturally fertilise our soils.
We plant cover crops and retain crop residues to eliminate bare ground, reduce soil erosion, support biodiversity and promote soil enrichment.
We grow long term perennial crops to minimise soil disruption and create stable habitats for wildlife, including vulnerable species such as lapwings.
We planted over 4000 hedgerows and 500 trees, in collaboration with the Woodland Trust, to create new habitats for wildlife, protect our crops, provide shelter for goats and reduce soil erosion.
We are involved in a RSPB Corn Bunting Land Management Project which involves giving over some of our land to establish an area of wild bird cover crop, which provides safe nesting places, insect-rich summer foraging habitats and sources of winter seed food.
We carbon audit our farm annually and adopt their recommendations to reduce our carbon footprint.
We planted 15 acres of sunflowers to create a haven for wildlife, produce sunflower honey and seeds.
We run farm tours and offsite visits to schools and colleges to provide education on our regenerative practices.