The Southern Streams Team

a Cluster Group of likeminded farmers covering 25,000 acres of land

Southern Streams is a Cluster Group of likeminded farmers covering 25,000 acres of land that ultimately feeds in to the River Kennet.

What is a Cluster Group?

As farmers we do a lot for Britain’s rural environment, but there is only so much that an individual, acting in isolation, can do. The concept of a Farmer Cluster is to develop a plan allowing many farmers to work cohesively prioritising local and specific targets, enabling us to collectively deliver greater benefits.

In Southern Streams case we are targeting soil health , water quality, woodland management and biodiversity on a landscape scale. We also feel that it is especially important that we communicate our message with the public via our website to let everyone know what is going on in the fields, streams and woodlands at their back door.

Our Southern Streams Cluster is farmer lead, and as we design our own stewardship programs across our farms we run common themes throughout and helped by our facilitator to co-ordinate these onto a larger landscape scale.

We have many training days from Butterflies and Birds to Worms and Waterways and many top advisors take the time to visit us and further our understanding so we might achieve our objectives.

Please see our Program of Events to find out what we are and have been, and what we have planned for the future.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. This project has received European Union funding under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme’s Facilitation Fund.