Category Archives: green stuff

Beechenhill Farm Honoured in Switzerland

Businesses from around the world honoured at Sustainability Innovation Award Ceremony in Switzerland. Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 September 2015 – seven companies from around the world will be honoured in recognition of their progress in embedding sustainability at the annual Business … Continue reading

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#2 How Green is Your Wedding? 2014 -A Competition for £250 off

Ethical Weddings in the Peak District We offer exclusive hire of Beechenhill Farm for your wedding weekend. We are lucky enough to live in this beautiful organic farm in the Staffordshire Peak District National Park, we would like to share … Continue reading

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Global Award for Peak District Farm?

Beechenhill Farm up for Global Award Beechenhill Farm has been short-listed out of 1600 global nominations in the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.  Responsible tourism; having more fun and better experiences because you are not harming the planet,  is at the core … Continue reading

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The Iridescent Green Dock Beetle (our organic jewel)

Nature gives us what we need. When we started our conversion to organic farming in 1998, Terry the farmer was very uncomfortable about allowing nettles, thistles and dock leaves to grow on the farm. He had grown up on a … Continue reading

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Cow Manure and Bright Sparks

Our living countryside runs and thrives because there are lots of ‘bright sparks’; people who take responsibility and get things done in villages and rural communities. I have just been involved in a EU funded LEADER process interviewing candidates with … Continue reading

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A rural, female, small-business view of an emerging LEP

I was invited to speak at the event held today by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  I was asked to introduce my small rural business, describe my measures of success and say what I want from the LEP.  … Continue reading

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Rounded Corners

It occurred to me the other day that every part of our home and our farm has been shaped by the big, kind, capable and skilled hands of my farmer husband.  Every single wall corner, window sill and skirting board … Continue reading

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