Is next on: Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 5pm onwards to celebrate National Earth Day
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The Wellbeing Farm is proud to hold the protection and enhancement of the environment and sustainable development as one of our core beliefs. We recognise that our activities do have an impact on the environment, which is why we endeavour to reduce this impact and inspire visitors to The Wellbeing Farm to do the same, both on the farm and at home.
Despite only being open for six months, The Wellbeing Farm was awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK, comprising a network of diverse businesses that have been assessed against a rigorous set of criteria covering a range of areas, including energy and water efficiency and waste management.
Eleanor Pratt, Grading Assessor, Green Tourism said “The Wellbeing Farm has done exceptionally well to achieve the prestigious Gold Green Tourism award at the first attempt. Celia and the team’s commitment to sustainable business practices is evident throughout, from the well managed building powered by the farm’s own wind turbine, to the superb use and promotion of home-grown and locally sourced produce. Excellent educational work is done on site, and the entire business is geared towards improving the health and wellbeing of its visitors. The strong focus on promoting sustainable transport to and from the farm for both staff and visitors is another highlight. Overall a great site, and an excellent new entry to the scheme.”
One achievement we are very proud of is our efforts to grow our own vegetables, herbs and fruits to supply our eatery: The Farm - eating and drinking – the very definition of local food! When our polytunnel and kitchen garden cannot fully meet our demands, we only use local suppliers. This ensures full transparency in our food supply chain, guarantees the quality and freshness of our food and reduces the food miles involved in transporting food to our tables in our dining area.