The impact of our choices at Melilot - integrating herbal leys, running our own compost trials and sticking by no-till practices - is made plain by the quality of our crops: more variety, higher nutrition and better flavour.

Coming to the end of our first year of trials, we are currently growing seeds from both Dan Barber’s Row 7 and the late innovator Calvin Lamborn, reinstating the value of breeding to enhance biodiversity.