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 Tamworth pig originated in Ireland where they were called ‘Irish Grazers’. Sir Robert Peel was impressed by these pigs, so around 1812 brought them back to his English estate, which the pigs now take their name from, the village of Tamworth in Staffordshire. This breed were normally kept in forest of oak and beech where they would be allowed to forage in autumn and winter. The characteristics of this breed of pig reflect the outdoor life they were bred for – with long snouts for be efficient forages, strong legs for travelling large distances and their redish coats make them adaptable to different climates.
For more information about this breed go to http://www.tamworthswine.org/.