- We use reclaimed land to grow crops in one of the driest parts of the UK and involve visitors and school groups to care for the land.
Successes / outcomes
- Although this is not the main objective of the Community we feel it is useful to showcase this as an example of what can be achieved, even when it is a minor objective.
Methods / issues being explored
- Remediation of land
- Solutions to reduce erosion and land degradation
- Reduced use of / alternatives to inorganic fertilisers
- Re-use of water / wastes
- Increased diversity of sward / crops
- Soil tillage and management
- Reduced use of control chemicals
- Modification of organic matter inputs.
Data being collected on
- Soil health
- Social engagement
- Cultural aspects.
Methods of data collection
- Visual assessments
- Social surveys.
Types of organisation involved
- Local schools
- Members of the public and Othona Community members.
- One-to-one contact
- School visits.
Other organisations involved:
- Local school groups
- Members of the Othona Community, both visitors and residents
Land use type: