We are delighted to be taking part in Agroforestry Open Weekend 2023
Riverford began in 1986, when Guy Singh-Watson started growing organic veg in a corner of his parents’ Devon farm and delivering it to local friends. Now we’re an employee-owned national organic box delivery company, delivering 50,000 boxes a week to people’s homes.
We have a number of agroforestry projects around Riverford. We’ll be offering two options:
- Take a close to farm tour and talk which will include a 10 year plum orchard, 1-year mixed planting site where we’ve experimented with both tree types, including unusual edibles, and different biodegradable tree guards. The walk will also cover a new woodland planting, bush fruit and riparian buffer.
- A longer stroll from the farm to visit a walnut silvopasture system where the trees were planted as a commercial crop and protected by electric fencing from the Riverford Dairy cows who graze the field.
how to find us
The farm is pretty easy to find with signposts from the road (along with a requested speed limit to be considerate of the neighbours). The address is Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0JU.
If you’re coming from Totnes or Totnes train station there is a national cycle network route which will bring you some, but not all, of the way.
agroforestry open weekend 2023
We’re still confirming our programme but we will have set slots on all three days of the open weekend.
please don’t just turn up
This event will be pre-booking only. If you’re super keen to register your interest in attending now please email email@example.com otherwise we will have an online ticket link shortly.
Toilets are available and if you think you might get hungry whilst you’re here you can book to eat at the Riverford Field Kitchen – Riverford Field Kitchen
Parking is available.
For the closer to home tour and talk you will need to be able to walk for about a mile in total, but short intervals at a time, walk across fields and up and down hills and stand for up to 2 hours.
For the slightly further away walk to visit the walnut silvopasture you’ll need to be able to walk for a couple of miles, be happy to walk on the road and able to walk up steep hills.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
You can learn more about Riverford on our website Riverford Organic Farmers – Organic Fruit & Veg Box Delivery
You can also discover more about our agroforestry by watching these short films:
Riverford: UK business needs long-term policies and stability | FT Food Revolution – YouTube
From food production to flood prevention – Why planting trees will help save us from ourselves. – YouTube