Caption: Our Wool Compost for Potting is now endorsed by the Eden Project

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Eden Project to promote super-sustainable gardening. The Eden Project, a world-renowned environmental charity and social enterprise, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Working together with the Eden Project to help fight climate change, we want to inspire Britain’s gardeners to embrace sustainable gardening and switch to using “climate positive” peat-free compost in outdoor spaces, window boxes and allotments.

The urgent need to ‘protect, restore and sustainably manage’ global peatlands is one of the key messages being presented at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. Using peat in gardens is environmentally damaging. Did you know harvesting peat for horticulture damages peatbogs? The peatlands release carbon into the atmosphere rather than storing it, contributing to climate change. The majority of peat use in the UK can easily be replaced by more sustainable alternatives.

Here at Dalefoot our unique range of peat-free composts boasts materials grown on the farm using carbon-storing crops, making them climate positive. It is not only through our peat-free composts we are helping to fight climate change; we also restore damaged peatbogs throughout the UK using specialist techniques and equipment to help reduce carbon release and return the peat bogs to functioning, healthy eco-systems.

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do when making our sustainable, climate positive and peat-free range of composts. We harvest bracken from the Lakeland fells, and other sites of conservation across the country and blend this with wool from native hill sheep and comfrey grown on our farm. Our unique mix of fully traceable, fertilising ingredients provides slow-release nutrition for plants, so no need to feed, whilst also reducing the need to water.

Our Wool Compost for Potting is now endorsed by the Eden Project and will include the Eden Project logo on each bag. We are planning other joint initiatives with the world-renowned environmental charity and social enterprise over the coming years.

Working together towards a better future.


For more information on the Eden Project visit their website here.


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Barker and Bland is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Dalefoot Farm, Heltondale, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2QL. Registered number: 8312959

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