Is Bore Place A Sustainable System?
Bore Place is the UK’s largest organic dairy farm which is found in Kent’s countryside and is located in the south west region of Sevenoaks.
The dairy farm is run by Common Work Organic Farms Limited and was first built in 1977, but in 1995 an organic conversion took place and this was completed in 2001. The reason why the farm changed to organic is because mainly it contributes to a more sustainable farming system and because the quality of organic products is at a high today more people tend to buy organic products which means there is a higher from the food market industry.
The farm does not just produce organic milk but also has its own fruit and vegetable plots. To help ensure that the growth of the farms crops is done in an organic manner (Commonwork) states that “we will recycle our own nutrients, and our slurry and farm yard manure will be of even greater importance and will be spread over the whole of the farm to aid plant growth”.
This also shows that the farm will be keeping to a sustainable system as they are not only going to organically grow their crops by not using pesticides etc but they are also showing that they will be recycling its waste.
Another way that the farm helps to recycle waste products is that they have built their own biodiesel station within the grounds of the farm, in which they collect any vegetable oil that cannot be used any more from the local fish and chip shops. The oil is then turned in to biodiesel where the farm can then use on all of its work vehicles/machinery and even some of the work colleagues cars.
Bore Place does not just not just contribute to the farming business but also helps to provide education to young students of all ages. This programme provides a number of curriculum activities for primary schools, secondary schools to other youth organisations. Some of the educational activities that the farm offers range from (Commonwork) “organic farm studies, genetics on the...