Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Yeo Valley Organic

Friday 19th April 2024

In April, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh, visited Yeo Valley Organic to discover projects which are opening up the countryside and to learn more about sustainable farm and gardening practices.

Talking about all things Regenerative

Yeo Valley’s Tim Mead highlighted multiple regenerative organic farming projects being undertaken across Yeo Valley’s own farms including mob grazing and agroforestry.

Tim Mead said, “It was a pleasure to show Her Royal Highness first-hand the incredible work that has been undertaken by Yeo Valley in collaboration with Langford Estates. The projects highlight our continued ambitions to support regenerative organic farming practices to produce natural healthy food that nurtures and nourishes people and planet.”

Paul Hooper, Chairman, The Trails Trust, highlighted plans for opening up the Somerset countryside and how the Environment Land Management (ELMS) programme is supporting farmers in areas of outstanding beauty, such as the Mendips. Completed work includes replanting, improving biodiversity and creating a multi-user path for people to enjoy the countryside.


HRH taking a wonder through our Organic garden with Sarah Mead

Her Royal Highness then visited the Yeo Valley Organic Garden and was given a personal tour by Head Gardener, Sarah Mead. To conclude, everyone was welcomed into the Tearoom for a cream team. Yeo Valley’s founder Mary Mead had the pleasure of sitting opposite The Duchess discussing the heritage of the farm and the British Friesian herd.

Tim Mead added: “As an organic brand for three decades, we must continue to share our views on farming, food and gardening ensuring that organic is an indispensable part of our future.”

The Duchess of Edinburgh was accompanied by The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mohammed Saddiq.

You can find out more about Yeo Valley’s Regenerative Organic Farming Projects at regenerative.yeovalley.co.uk.


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