Vine House Farm is one of the UK’s leading wild bird food providers. They grow the vast majority of their bird seed on their conservation award-winning farm in south Lincolnshire. When you buy Vine House Farm bird food, 5% of the value of your order is donated to your local Wildlife Trust.
Farming and gardening – a great combination for wildlife
The Wildlife Trusts are proud to partner with Vine House Farm Ltd. Wildlife is a priority on this conservation award-winning 1800 acre arable farm in south Lincolnshire. The measures which have been put in place over decades, from dedicated barn owl towers to wild field margins, mean that wildlife thrives alongside successful farming.
Just as farmers are vital to the wellbeing of our countryside, gardeners too manage a vast area. By feeding wild birds you enhance the habitat in your garden and help to provide vital stepping stones by which wildlife can permeate the wider landscape, bringing more and more people into contact with the wonders of the natural world.
As much as possible, Vine House Farm bird seed is grown, mixed and packaged on the farm and what can’t be grown in the UK is carefully sourced.
What’s more, by buying Vine House Farm bird food you are supporting your local Wildlife Trust and helping to protect and restore your local wild places and wildlife. 5% of the value of your order is donated to the Trust. Since 2007 over £400,000 has been donated to The Wildlife Trusts, which means:
More protection for 2,300 nature reserves cared for by The Wildlife Trusts and safeguarding species and habitats across the UK
More support for Living Landscape schemes where Wildlife Trust are working with land-owners, businesses and local communities to restore nature at a landscape-scale
More opportunities for people to discover and enjoy nature – Wildlife Trusts run thousands of events and our vital education work is helping the next generation to discover the natural world
It is this combination of wildlife-friendly farming, wildlife-friendly gardening, the opportunity to further our work and a high quality product, grown and sourced sustainably, which makes The Wildlife Trusts and Vine House Farm natural partners.
Silver Lapwing Award for Vine House Farm
Nicholas’ achievements are to be applauded - the future of wildlife in the UK depends on people like him
Nicholas Watts MBE, of Vine House Farm, has won the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s Silver Lapwing Award, and is the first person to have won the award twice in its 34-year history.
The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s Silver Lapwing Award is awarded annually to farmers who go above and beyond in their quest to farm sensitively and sustainably. It is aimed at farmers and landowners who demonstrate outstanding commitment to good environmental practices. It rewards land managers who can show a three year track record of good practice in a commercially successful farming enterprise.
Nicholas Watts, owner of Vine House Farm in Deeping St Nicholas in Lincolnshire, has spent his life dedicated to conserving wildlife and has led the way in wildlife-friendly farming. He said: “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award again.”