“Farm and Nature Walk and Talk” at Hartley Farm on 4th August

Liz Stephens and Jill Johns led a guided walk from Barton Bridge in Bradford on Avon to Hartley Farm. On the way we spent time in North Meadow; learning about the biodiversity project, the extensive tree planting (and identifying the varieties of native trees), and enjoying the wildflower meadow with its many species of wild flowers and butterflies.

At Hartley Farm, Richard and Tom Bowles gave us a most informative talk and walk around their farm. They discussed the challenges they face as farmers but also their passion and wish to make their farm sustainable by working with nature and the local community.