Spalding farm uses sunflowers to support wildlife conservation


Vine House Farm in Spalding is home to a 100 acre field filled with sunflowers.

They grow them for seeds to use in bird food, but also 4% of sales also go to support wildlife conservation projects across the UK.

This year, 3,000 tonnes of seeds produced by the golden flowers will be used for food mixes for wild birds, before being sold to mail order customers.

Although it looks like some of the local feathered friends are keen to take out the middle man.

So far they have raised £ 2million for conservation projects locally and across the UK.

As well as being a business, the farm itself is a wildlife haven – with hedges, ponds, and margins of wildflowers surrounding the sunflowers. They believe that everyone can play their part.

Summer may be coming to an end, but these sunflowers will soon be playing their part in feeding our birds during the dark winter months to come.

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