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Sarah Swadling talks to Tim May at Kingsclere Estates in Hampshire.

Hampshire farmer Tim May has been on a ten year journey to regenerate the land and the finances of Kingsclere Estates. Sarah Swadling finds out why he believes farming needs to be about creating communities, from the tiniest soil organisms all the way to bringing new start-ups into the business. The farm was growing only arable commodities before Tim shifted to organic niche crops like heritage wheats and quinoa. It’s also now the home of a pasture-based dairy with a mobile milking parlour, as well as a pastured egg enterprise, a counselling practice and a green burial site. Tim tells Sarah that abundance is his watchword, exploring all the possibilities the farm might offer. Produced and presented by Sarah Swadling.

You can find the interview with Tim, Ben (The Pasture Raised Egg Company) and Oliver (Roaming Dairy Ltd) here Radio 4 On Your Farm