A small farm with big ideas in the Endrick Valley
Carbeth Home Farm is nestled in the Endrick Valley, between the Stirlingshire villages of Killearn and Balfron. Our mission is to sustainably diversify our business, increase biodiversity and carbon sequestration, and to promote educational and wellbeing opportunities.
As a newcomer to an area it is always a delight to see spring unfurling across a new landscape. Now, with the slightly warmer weather and longer evenings I am enjoying the sounds of spring as I go out on my regular walks. With the Easter holidays just starting there is so much to enjoy on and around the Carbeth Estate it is hard to know where to start.
An unlikely rallying call perhaps, but in the realm of soil health, this particular group of insects can provide profound benefits, including improving soil structure and fertility, reducing the parasitic burden in livestock, and increasing carbon sequestration.
These three models of land management can all yield huge benefits in terms of biodiversity and carbon sequestration. What are the differences between them, and how will we use each at Carbeth?
We want our community to be involved in the process. We want you to bring your passion and your knowledge, as many are already doing, and we want to know what we can give back to you.
For the locals, I am sure you know the route I am going to describe, but perhaps after reading my previous blog of twenty things to look out for, you will find more even more of interest. For visitors, this relatively short and relatively easy walk is a good introduction to the area.
Look out for these little signs of winter life and the coming spring on your walks around Killearn and Carbeth Estate.