Restoring Fenland Peat

Oxwillow is the environmental arm of the farming business, based at Mount Pleasant Farm, Pymoor, near Ely, East Cambridgeshire focusing on the challenges the Fens are facing in a changing world. With Biodiversity Net Gain becoming mandatory for developers in England from January 2024 they have already established over 150 units for sale within their […]

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The Fens are in trouble. The area is key for UK food production but draining the soil has exposed peat to the air so it is now a UK hot spot for carbon emissions. Plus the loss of carbon from the soil reduces fertility, and increases the likelihood of flooding. Fixing the emissions and improving

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Fenland SOIL is a not for profit members organisation that aims to inform and develop ‘whole farm’ land use policies, aimed at achieving climate change mitigation and biodiversity enhancement in the Fens, and to help establish an agreed set of numbers for Green House Gas (GHG) emissions for deep, shallow and wasted peat soils. Why

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Peatland Progress: A New Vision for the Fens is a 5-year National Lottery Heritage Fund project bringing hope for wildlife, the climate, farming and communities in the Cambridgeshire Fens. The project is tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and the anxieties of the next generation head-on through the restoration of Speechly’s Farm, bringing together the north and

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The Fens East Peat Partnership (FEPP) is working on plans to rewet and restore peatland sites in low-lying areas of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep carbon locked in, benefitting the environment, people and wildlife.   Fens East Peatlands – an urgent problem 99% of the Fens East Peatlands

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On 27 August 2022, the Government announced a new £5m fund to promote the use of peatlands for sustainable farming  – the Paludiculture Exploration Fund (PEF), which seeks to unlock barriers to making commercial paludiculture a reality. Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people

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