We hope to develop HFE as a model farm that will show how the rural economy can thrive without breaking the ties to agriculture or to the traditional forms of country life. We believe that newcomers to the landscape can help both to diversify the product and to instil new interest in its production.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the product is not confined to foodstuffs but includes all kinds of intangible goods, intellectual, social and spiritual. We want to show how it is possible to provide for the leisure interests of urban residents, as well as the intellectual and scientific interests of environmental enthusiasts, within the context of a self-supporting business.
Our unique combination of expertise enables us to offer consultancy in all matters pertaining to the rural economy, and we remain hopeful that, by setting our own unique example, we will encourage others to play a part in reviving the land that we share.