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Guy Singh-Watson

Guy Singh-Watson is the founder of Riverford, and grew up on our own Wash Farm, Devon. These days, he also has his own farm just next door: Baddaford. On this 150-acre farm, nestled in a steep-sided valley, Guy and his team grow all sorts of organic fruit and veg for our boxes; from summer strawberries to autumn squash.

Baddaford Farm is also home to some of Guy’s most innovative projects, including our own compost heaps. When you send back any of our home compostable packaging which you can’t compost at home, it’s taken to Baddaford to be mixed with veg waste, wood chip, wooden boxes that have reached the end of their lives, and sometimes farmyard manure. After two months of turning once or twice a week, followed by three to six months of maturation, the compost is ready to spread on our crops!

Another inspiring project Guy is working on at Baddaford is planting hazelnuts and walnuts. “This project is driven by passion and deep rationality, not economics,” Guy says. “The idea is to introduce biodiversity by mixing old, complex pasture, grazed by animals, with nut trees overhead; to grow food on marginal land without disturbing the soil, and to sequester carbon underground.”

You can learn more about Baddaford Farm going nuts in Guy’s video below:

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