Sustainable Walnut Farming

Sustainable Walnut Farming

Welcome to Sharpham Park Organic Farm

Established in 2004, Sharpham Park is nestled in Somerset under the watchful eye of the Glastonbury Tor. Sharpham Park holds the esteemed Organic certification from Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G). Yearly audits by OF&G ensure our unwavering commitment to organic principles and regenerative farming practices.

Our Commitment to Regenerative Agriculture

At Sharpham Park, we prioritise the holistic well-being of our ecosystem. Through regenerative farming, we nurture soil health, promote biodiversity, and sustainably cultivate our organic walnuts.

Sustainable Farming Practices

  • Cover Cropping: During fallow periods we cultivate diverse cover crops to enrich soil health and mitigate erosion, ensuring optimal moisture retention.

  • Crop Rotation: Our strategic rotation of crops enhances soil fertility, reduces pests and diseases, and boosts overall yield, all while preserving native habitats.

  • Natural Fertilisation: We enrich our soil with natural fertilisers like animal manure and compost, fostering robust plant growth without synthetic additives.

Integration of Livestock

Our farm thrives with the symbiotic presence of Shropshire sheep, which graze our walnut orchards without harming the trees. Through a pasture-based system, our livestock contribute to soil fertility and weed control, enriching our ecosystem.

Pesticide-Free Promise

Rest assured, our commitment to organic and regenerative farming means our products are free from pesticides, insecticides, and oil-based fertilisers. Experience the pure goodness of our organic walnuts, nourished by our thriving soil microbiome, promoting both digestion and gut health.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Tree Planting: Over the past three decades, we've planted 4000 English hardwood trees and restored five miles of hedgerows, reviving centuries-old species.

  • Renewable Energy: Since 2004, we have been powered by solar panels, reducing our carbon footprint and embracing renewable energy.

  • Habitat Preservation: From wildflower meadows to ancient woodlands, our farm provides sanctuary for diverse wildlife, including three colonies of native British black bees, vital pollinators for our orchards and clover fields.

Preserving Ancient Woodlands

Within our three-acre ancient woodland, including the rare black poplar, we uphold a natural ecosystem, allowing fallen timber to nurture the forest floor and sustain indigenous flora and fauna.

At Sharpham Park, sustainability isn't just a practice—it's our way of life. Join us in nurturing a healthier planet, one organic walnut at a time.

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