Beechenhill Farm - Pilot Light Project
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Pilot Light Project

the greening of farming and tourism in a protected landscape

If you would like to join a Pilot Light Demonstration day, please contact us for the next date.
10am to 1.30pm including light lunch, £20 per head.
Numbers are limited so call 01335 310274 or email to book.
This is a demonstration project to show how a small organic farm has started to adapt for resource efficiency and climate change within the protected landscape. We haven't done it all and are certainly not perfect; we are still discovering and learning! Still to come: mini bio-digester and solar PVs. You may be interested in doing similar things- you can learn from our mistakes!
We have adopted the principles of the carbon management hierarchy and implemented a number of energy elimination, reduction and replacement measures on the farm. We haven't introduced any off farm offsetting yet- we are still to be convinced, however we have planted over 2000 trees.
Click to find out a bit more about:
The Pilot Light Project
Our Sustainable Tourism Policy

The Carbon Hierachy
Avoid: eliminate energy usage (switch off campaigns, PIR sensors etc)
Reduce: reduce energy consumption (energy efficient lighting solutions, insulation, rainwater harvesting, Rayburn, A rated appliances etc)

Replace: replace high carbon sources with low carbon energy alternatives (biomass, solar PV etc)

Offset: as a last resort carbon emissions can be offset where they cannot be eliminated or reduced by other actions (Beechenhill Farm could encourage guests to offset their emissions from travel)

Satisfied Participants

Feed back from a recent visit by Staffordshire Business Environment Network (SBEN)

98% Visit Content & Relevance
94% Learning Points
95% Overall

Feedback included:
"A fantastic in-depth 'personable' event. Really easy to ask questions & information given in a way which was easy to understand"
"Well organised, informative day"
"Very good visit which demonstrated sustainable technology on a small scale, which we all should aspire to. Refreshingly enthusiastic family, who are making a real impact".
"Very interesting visit, plus interactivity with the other participants".
"Fabulous experience - something for everyone".
"Excellent information sheets - much appreciated"
"Good because the visit was relevant to smaller businesses"
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Customer Services    Tel: +44 (0)1335 310274      Email:     To Book