We like to encourage biodiversity within the Barn courtyard and on our farm. So far, we have installed swift boxes on the Barn and the grain store adjacent to the Barn. We have bat boxes on the Barn and owl boxes in the woods. Also in the woods are a few hedgehog houses which offer good spots for hibernating hedgehogs!
We are working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to help maintain and improve the Dew Ponds at Kipling House Farm which brings a host of flora and fauna including newts and toads. In the summer you will sometimes find the toads in the landscaped garden
We have planted some wildflower patches at Kipling House Farm and have undergone some woodland maintenance.
We are enrolled in the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme which is a set of standards relating to animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection.
In 2024 we will be hoping to gain our LEAF Marque (Linking Environment and Farming) which is another assurance scheme which recognises sustainable farmed products.