Philosophy 5 – Appreciate the aesthetics
If we work in a pleasant environment, then our productivity will reflect this. For us, a pleasant environment includes flowers. When flowers increase biodiversity, they provide increased habitat for predatory wasps and, another income stream as cut flowers.
It is vital that we “take time to smell the roses”. We incorporate and design “rest and relaxation” areas within the farm landscape. These also provide the opportunity to see what we are looking at and strengthens our connectedness to the farm.
A beautiful farm environment will allow us to engage our customers in visiting the farm, having weddings/birthdays here, utilising our B&B facility etc. This will provide another income stream that will reduce the economic pressure on our farm production levels.
The whole Eaglerise Farm community needs to appreciate the aesthetics.