The Shared Earth Trust is a small independent charity which was set up in 1987. The aim was to restore 40 acres of what was once an intensively managed farm with little wildlife into a variety of habitats which are now a haven for wildlife. In fact, over the last year or so we have … Continue reading Where the Small Things are
Human beings are really good at seeing patterns – especially ones that we are already familiar with. This is why we identify faces in the clouds, on the fronts of cars and even on our pizzas! Once we have become familiar with a particular pattern, we find it easy to pick it out in the … Continue reading What do you see?
Many thanks to Gaby Grace (our longest-serving trustee) for this introduction to the origins and early history of The Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm: It all began in 1984 when Barbara and Neil Taylor bought Denmark Farm and suffered deep disappointment at finding no blackberries and hearing no birdsong. A soil expert told them … Continue reading The Early Days
Wednesday 12 February brought hurricane-force winds to Wales, with gusts exceeding 100mph recorded. After a long run of wet weather leading to saturated ground, it was not surprising, therefore, that many trees could not withstand the battering. Denmark Farm was no exception. On site we have many trees of different ages, including some that have … Continue reading Wild weather and woodland wobbles