The Estate has 42 hectares of farmland predominantly used for arable and permanent pasture. Our grandparents passed down the farm, alongside passing down a love for nature. This is why it's so important for us to protect this piece of Dorset, to encourage biodiversity for soil & wildlife health. For the past 20 years we have worked on environmental schemes, learning as much as we can, adopting new methods to help the environment here at Pineapple Estate. Leading us to revert back to low intensity farming, reducing pesticide usage and artificial inputs on the soil.
We currently manage 23 hectares within environmental programs. Where we have, or soon will be, changing our rotation to nectar flower mixes, permanent pasture, legume & herb rich swards. These crops are focused on carbon sequestration, encouraging wildlife and promoting soil health.
We will be monitoring the impact this has on our farm, to create data lead insight into carbon capture.
There is so much for us to learn & do, but we have high hopes for what we can achieve. By giving biodiversity and the environment an opportunity to flourish, we hope to learn from nature.
Soil health has a direct impact on food production. With poor soil health comes reduced yields & impairs the soils ability to clean our water. An additional benefit of soil health is the possibility of carbon sequestration.
We're trying to learn more about our soil, to help us look after the farm and and the nature here. As part of this, we're conducting a farm trial to see if we can encourage native fungi inoculation on the farm, as a technique to increase carbon sequestration.
Click below to read out 2022 report.
What we do on the farm & grounds to help nature.