Shared Ambition For Sustainability

Shared Ambition For Sustainability

The Duchy of Lancaster is inviting farming tenants across of its rural estates to commit to a shared ambition for sustainability by signing up to individual Memoranda of Understanding developed in partnership with each holding. The initiative is the latest in a series of measures introduced over the past 24 months to keep tenants informed […]

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Natural Beehives In Needwood

Visitors to the natural beauty spot known as Jackson’s Bank in the Needwood Forest in Staffordshire may have noticed that six silver birch trees have been felled near the picnic area in recent months. This is because the trees had reached maturity and, as part of the Duchy’s ongoing woodland management plan, they have now […]

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BASE-UK: A Knowledge-Sharing Network

As part of the ongoing drive towards encouraging greater environmental responsibility across its rural estates, the Duchy of Lancaster has invited all farming tenants to join BASE-UK, a farmer-led knowledge exchange organisation for individuals interested in regenerative agriculture. Founded in 2012, BASE-UK is an association created to help those who are passionate about the sustainability, […]

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New Pollinator Glade For Pickering

The Duchy’s Rural Team went ‘back to the land’ this month, planting a new pollinator glade around two commemorative oak trees at Pickering Woods in Yorkshire. The oak trees were planted on 2nd July 1975 by Her Majesty The Queen as Duke of Lancaster and High Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. In preparation for […]

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Putting Sustainability Into Practice

Almost twenty of our farming tenants took part in a soil management workshop at the Allerton Project, a Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust research farm in Loddington, earlier this month. Hosted by soil management experts at the Allerton Project and facilitated by the Duchy’s rural team, the workshops took the form of tutorials covering soil […]

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