Bags of Help will enable us to build a new outdoor kitchen with your support

We’re working with Tesco and Groundwork to enable us to add a new outdoor kitchen to our wilderness academy Do you shop at Tesco Braintree, Marks Farm or Great Notley?  If so, we need your support! We want to build a new outdoor kitchen at our site in Chatham Green, Essex.  People will spend time outdoors learning food preparation, camp craft and enjoying time in nature.  Thanks to support from…

Chatham Green Farm Update December 2016

While we all start winding down to enjoy our Christmas holidays, spare a thought for Strutt & Parker (Farms) hard working staff still busy out on the farm Winter is a busy time, with an endless list of jobs that need to be completed before spring comes around again, including hedge cutting & verge trimming, which can only be done over winter when there are no breeding birds and animals;…

Working with Essex Childrens Burns Club

The Chatham Green Project was delighted to welcome to the farm families from the Essex Children’s Burns Club on Sunday 29th March for a day of food and farming fun!    Battered but not beaten by the awful weather, we explored the farm looking for the first signs of Spring and finding out more about where food comes from and what goes into making the food we eat. Our planned invertebrate…

Writtle School Educational Visit

We were delighted to welcome a group of 52, Year 5 pupils from Writtle Junior School to our Chatham Green Project site yesterday for a fun educational visit no matter the weather! The group took part in a tailored programme to complement their Pole-to-Pole topic studied at school. The pupils enjoyed exploring our farming and nature based ‘living classroom’ completing an orienteering and maps exercise with farming and nature questions…

Crop Drilling at Hyde Hall Farm

Once cultivations have been completed and a good seed bed has been achieved then crop drilling for next year can begin. Drilling is very time crucial and weather dependent. Oil seed rape is the first crop to be drilled post-harvest of the previous crop, establishment is imperative before the frosts and cold weather starts. Cereal crops are next; early drilling wheat varieties are drilled in early October and later drilling varieties towards…