The Englefield Estate has become the first private landowner to fund places on The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Programme to support its tenant farmers in Berkshire and Hampshire as they begin to navigate the biggest changes in land management for 50 years.
From learning about the benefits of gardening and growing their own produce, to brushing up on their outdoor skills, more than 1,100 youngsters from across Berkshire have gathered at the Englefield Estate in Theale for a two-day education event.
A-Level Biology students from Reading Blue Coat School have carried out their fieldwork project on the Englefield Estate, after their residential field course was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Hundreds of young people teamed up with the Englefield Estate to plant more than 1,000 new trees, helping tackle climate change and creating fresh habitats for wildlife.
Rare butterflies have enjoyed a bumper summer on the Hampshire, West Berkshire border following habitat improvement work by the Englefield Estate’s forestry team.
With goat meat tipped as a future food trend, third generation farmers James and Lucy Hewison are diversifying into rearing their very first herd of Boer goats at their tenant farm on the Englefield Estate in Berkshire.
For many years, Englefield Estate has served as an outdoor classroom to inspire countless school children about what it takes to run a modern rural estate.