Nanhoron Farms Ltd have an ongoing programme of renewable energy. A biomass boiler has been installed which heats three houses and the Victorian historic green house. Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Home Farm livestock barn to help with the electricity supply. This all lowers our carbon footprint.
Nanhoron Farms Ltd has also recently planted 110 acres of MISCANTHUS GIGANTEUS - a non-invasive perennial 2nd Generation BIO-ENERGY crop - used to produce sustainable biodegradable Biomass for RENEWBALE FUELS, ANIMAL BEDDING & COMPOSITES. Click here to find out more.
There is an exciting new venture being undertaken at Nanhoron Farms Ltd in the form of 110 acres being planted with Miscanthus Giganteus Rhizomes.
It is a non-invasive, perennial 2nd generation Bio-energy crop, with bamboo like stems, that grows up to 3 metres tall. It is established from a Rhizome and harvested annually to produce sustainable biodegradable Biomass for Renewable Fuels, Animal Bedding and Composites.
It is an organic crop that benefits from ‘dirty water’ and will happily grow on land susceptible to flooding and it intensifies Biodiversity by providing a safe habitat for wildlife. It can be grown on marginal land which compliments traditional food production.
Taken from data collected, the crop lasts for 20 years plus, without the need to re-plant, this is vital in maintaining soil stability and facilitating the long-term sequestration (carbon capture) and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) or other forms of carbon to mitigate or defer global warming.
Nanhoron Farms Ltd installed a boimass boiler, which heats 3 houses and a greenhouse, reducing the Carbon Footprint considerably.
A large portion of the farm complex roof is covered in 916 solar panels which produce approximately 249 megawatt hours. This solar energy not only helps with the farm electricity bills, but also pushes enough clean energy into the grid to power about 150 homes with their yearly electricity. This in turn has reduces the farm’s carbon footprint by 170,000 kilos per annum
Nanhoron Farms Limited has made a commitment over the last few years to Glastir, the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme.
This has included undertaking the following:-
100s of metres of drystone wall is constantly maintained on the farm, which in turn provides a habitat for numerous insects, birds and small mammals. See recent photos
100s of metres new earth banks, which also encourages insect life creating wildlife corridors.
The creation of numerous new ponds.
Stock exclusion woodlands and reedbeds.
250 acres of diverse woodland, including 100 acres of hazel coppice.
Creation of livestock corridors.
Actively planted for wild bird covers.
And creation of low input of fertilizer pastures.
All of these measures are to increase and encourage wild-life and wild fauna, flora and foliage, one of which is the white marsh orchid. These measures have also encouraged wild bird residency. Yellow hammers, curlews, red kites, buzzards and peregrin falcons, barn owls and lesser horse-shoe bats have all been spotted in these areas. Owl boxes have been placed around this area in order to encourage nesting.