Vitacress Farm Excellence

Vitacress Farm Excel­lence with LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is an out­comes-based approach to mea­sur­ing envi­ron­men­tal improve­ments through eco­log­i­cal appraisals and sur­veys, indi­vid­u­al­ly tai­lored con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment plans and bespoke LEAF Sus­tain­able Farm­ing Review Report­ing with KPIs and action plans for con­tin­u­ous improvement.

Vitacress Farm Excellence with LEAF Marque certification is an outcomes-based approach to measuring environmental improvements through ecological appraisals and surveys, individually tailored conservation management plans and bespoke LEAF Sustainable Farming Review Reporting with KPIs and action plans for continuous improvement.

The new programme will ensure that Vitacress' farming techniques across leaf crop, protected growing and aquaculture are taken to the next level in sustainable farming and are ready for the new agricultural and environmental legislative changes that are coming.

Vitacress has a core commitment to sustainability, demonstrated by its value of: “We care: we make decisions for sustainable growth and are determined to leave things better than we found them. Our people care for and endeavour to protect and enhance nature, our growing business, and the communities in which we work.”

LEAF Marque provides assurance and credibility to Vitacress’ sustainability credentials, as part of Vitacress Farm Excellence. LEAF Marque delivers bespoke reporting to give recognition to Vitacress’ inspiring and innovative progress in sustainable farming. LEAF Marque’s expertise in upskilling farmers facilitates the longevity of the project, in addition to enabling an approach that is tailored to each farm.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) is the leading conservation body across the two counties. The Trust is proud to partner with Vitacress on the Farm Excellence programme in line with their Wilder strategy to promote sustainable farming and nature’s recovery. Arcadian Ecology and Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of HIWWT who have worked with Vitacress Farm Excellence to provide professional ecological and farm advice.

Pictured left to right: Lucy Redmore, Technical Coordinator, LEAF; Deborah Whitfield, Consultancy Manager, HIWWT; Leah Mathias-Collins, Environment Manager, Vitacress; Ben Rushbrook, Senior Ecologist, HIWWT.