Woodlands Farm is a fragment of London's old countryside that offers a unique opportunity to conserve heritage landscape and promote biodiversity.
At heart this is a conservation and development project.
The ambitions of The Woodlands Farm Trust are to:
1. build a truly sustainable future through sensitive farming using native stock and working towards a sustainable, harmonious practice, minimising the impact of activities on the environment both local and global.
2. maintain the farm as a community resource, giving volunteers and the community access to education, training, experiences and tasks that they might not otherwise encounter.
3. conserve and improve the biodiversity of our 89 acres.
4. create a sustainable operating and financial structure for the future.
The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domesticated duck bred mainly for its meat and appearance. It is a large duck recognised by its pure white plumage and orange legs and feet. It is unknown where the breed originated, however, due to the demand for white feathered quills in the 18th century, there was a rise in the popularity of breeding white ducks in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Over the next century selective breeding for size, shape and colour led to the Aylesbury duck. Ducks can live between 2 and 12 years depending on the breed.