To be enacted by March 2022.
Commit to investigating getting solar panels installed on site and continuing to enhance the studio’s meadow for increased biodiversity by March 2022. They will install more bird nest boxes, lay metal sheets in the meadow for reptiles, encourage more wild plants, improve hedgerows, build a log pile and better maintain the pond. Where possible, James Ort, the Studio’s manager, will donate 15% of his art sales to wildlife charities. UPDATE: Has quote for solar, meadow enhanced for biodiversity, bird boxes made.The Phoenix Studio
Commit to planting 50 fruit trees, and designing even more efficient delivery routes before March 2022. They will also plant 70 more trees in 2022 and continue their young growers group to share skills with future generations. ACHIEVEDBucksum Farm Shop
Commit to investigating options open to an old wooden building to reduce energy consumption by March 2022Towersey Memorial Hall
Commit to creating 1 hectare (ha) of wildflower strips, 4.5 ha of buffer strips, changing 5 ha of land from grazing and cutting, to a patchwork of smaller areas by March 2022. Leaving 5.5 ha of land as winter food for birds, and giving 6 ha to grasses, legumes, herbs and wildflowers, also trial ing 2 ha compost extract and compost tea by March 2022.