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About FarmingGeorge

George Young, aka “@FarmingGeorge”, farms at Fobbing Farm in the village of Fobbing, South Essex, UK. George is driven to create a farming mode whereby nutritious food and sustainable fibre production are coupled with ecology and education. To that end, the crops grown currently at Fobbing Farm comprise wheat, OSR, peas, beans, linseed, and on the more interesting spectrum: heritage cereals, buckwheat, hemp, lentils and experiments with heritage corn. George is currently working on a new farming and food “farm to fork” model. He is desperate to promote new food production onto his farm, primarily in the form of a dairy, layer chickens, market gardening, and agroforestry (on top of the current arable cropping). And to ensure the farmed products leave the farm in a finished food form by integrating food enterprises into the farmyard.


‘Agro-ecology’ risks being misinterpreted – here’s what it means

What is agro-ecology? Watch this video from farmer George Young. Agroecology is a word rapidly entering the farming vernacular, yet…


Flooding, drought, heatwaves – harvest 2020 was a year to forget

It’s mid August as I type this, and as of yesterday the bulk of our harvest has been finished, with…


Harvest, vandals, and agro-ecology – Farming George’s update

#Harvest20 is most definitely approaching and I’m pleased the wheat crop is still holding on – I had thought that…


George Young’s manifesto for a sustainable farming future

Farming needs innovation. Ground up, fresh thinking. The type of innovation that comes from naivety, ignorance and enthusiasm. What we…


We need to talk about GM

Mixed farmer George Young shares his thoughts on GM, and why he thinks it’s not the answer to human-created problems…


Farming insights at Curtis Farm, UK

The farming year has both all-but finished and started as I write this.   Harvest 2018 was very early, with crops…


Buckwheat harvest 2018 at Fobbing Farms, UK

Buckwheat, grown for the pioneering food company, ‘Hodmedods’, being harvested for the first time at Fobbing Farms, UK. This is…