We are delighted to be taking part in Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024
Our farm

Our farm is undergoing transformative change from an industrial farming system to a very low input, in some cases organic, arable farm. We haven’t used any fungicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators or seed treatments for 3 years and we use about 20% of the synthetic nitrogen that we formerly used, with plans to keep reducing further. We all love this farming journey and so does the soil and the wildlife – it’s extremely rewarding to see new species and greater numbers of existing species as a result of our actions!

Our agroforestry

We planted a silvoarable agroforestry system in January 2024; we have planted 8 rows of trees in a 13ha arable field, running north to south. The trees are planted within a 4m strip of flowering plants. We are growing 4 rows of fruit and nut trees and 4 rows of short-rotation coppice – predominantly hazels. We hope to sell the fruit and nuts locally and use the coppiced wood for hedge-laying, chipping and/or composting

Here is a photo of our agroforestry scheme:

how to find us

You will find us at Hall Farm, Knettishall, IP22 2TQ

agroforestry open weekend 2024

Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024 we will be open for a guided tour at 11am each day – Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May. The tour will take 1.5hrs.

please don’t just turn up

We will run one tour each day at 11am, please email me at if you’d like to come along. Children welcome.


We have cold, drinking water and hopefully a hot drink vendor will be on site; there is also a WC available.


Plenty of parking available in our yard, then a 200m walk to get to the agroforestry site.


Dogs welcome on leads

disability access

Unfortunately the site isn’t great for those with mobility disabilities, with a rough, uneven track. However, if necessary, the track is fine to drive a car up to reach the field.

more information? 07968 106549

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