The Wild Ken Hill Mission
Wild Ken Hill is a project to return 1,500 acres of Norfolk land back to nature letting it become wild.
Our mission is to drastically change the way we use land at Wild Ken Hill, to deliver benefits for people, wildlife and the climate. Rather than following the harsh agricultural and forestry techniques that have contributed to record emissions and species loss, we want to show that land can be used to fight climate change, to manage air and water quality, and as a space for nature and people. In the process, we hope to demonstrate the power of a 'rewilding' approach, both as a tool for environmental good, but also as a way for farmers to reinvigorate their businesses.
Save Our Environment
What we plan to do with Wild Ken Hill is a hugely exciting type of farming
I’ve spent over 30 years managing farms of various kinds, experimenting and using a number of different techniques. What we plan to do with Wild Ken Hill is a hugely exciting type of farming. With wild cattle and pigs to be introduced, we can farm and also look after our environment and other species. Elsewhere on the Ken Hill farm we are using minimum and zero tillage methods, natural fungicides, parasitic wasps, and we have not used insecticides for over 7 years. Overall, it’s great to be farming for good.
I have long been passionate about climate change and the quality of our natural environment.
I have long been passionate about climate change and the quality of our natural environment. Unfortunately, I have grown up in a time where both have deteriorated at alarming rates. Wild Ken Hill is an opportunity to demonstrate the power of land use as a response to these problems. I am excited to see the success of the project, but I am more excited about measuring that success and communicating it to the world, so that our impact goes far beyond the 1,500 acres we are working on.
Bringing back lost species
We are in the process of bringing back beavers to Wild Ken Hill, and carefully assessing the feasibility of returning other species.