At Goodness Growing York, our ethos is to grow using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods. We are very aware of the direct connection between our health and how the food we eat is produced.
We do not spray our crops with chemicals to help them grow: instead develop fertile soil by growing green manures when the land is not being used for production. Green manures such as clover really help put nitrogen back into the soil and help develop a good growing structure. Of course now we have the Alpaca's - their manure will also help with this too!
We rotate the crops to avoid disease and plant flowers amongst our vegetable crops to encourage ladybirds, hoverflies, bees and beetles to feast on the pests that like to eat our crops. By using natural pest control methods, we can avoid using chemicals or pesticides. It’s a mini beast paradise!