Our Green plan
We try, as a family, to be as green as possible, growing our own veg, cutting back on the number of trips we make in the car as well as keeping chickens and pigs to provide us with our own organic meat that we know have been looked after and not ploughed full of the bad stuff. So when it came to developing the farm, this was very much at the forefront of our minds. Every decision was carefully considered and questioning the ways in which we could make it 'more green'.
This is our third year at Loveland Farm and we have come a long way since we first started out!
In addition to the two compost loos we have installed we are now running the entire complex off our solar panels. We continue to grow a vast array of vegetables and the veg plot increases in size and variety every season. The duck and chickens provide us with eggs and meat as do the pigs and the Buffalo are all set to produce moremilk.
We take recycling very seriously but fee lthat reducing the amount of waste we produce is the most important factor.
There are many other factors to consider and we are learning new things everyday and whist total self-sufficiency feels like a long way off we're definitely making steps in the right direction.
We grow most of our own vegetables but also support many local farmers and small holders in their endevours to live self sufficient lifestyles. We help curate a local farmers market and take part in local seed swaps too.
Our pigs, chickens and ducks are bought locally and raised on the farm and we sell the produce to our guests.
Getting around rural parts of Devon can be tricky without a car, but keep your carbon footprint in mind when your with us as there are plenty of ways to get about using public transport. For buses to Bude visit Western Greyhound, the 519 runs from Hartland into Bude 4 times a day, you can download the timetable here. Plus there's plenty to do in and around Hartland all within walking distance, if you fancy going a little further a field, bring your bike or hire one from Bideford Bicycle Hire (on Torrington Street) and visit gps-routes for trails in North Devon.