There I was, on the top of Haweswater, photographing the harvesting of the bracken for Dalefoot Compost, whilst the sun shone – heaven!
I jumped at the chance to work with Dalefoot Compost, when they contacted me regarding an idea for a shoot. They were harvesting the bracken on the Lake District fells and wanted to capture the process, as well as, the stunning location they worked in.
They use the bracken, as well as, Herdwick sheep wool and Fell pony manure, to make this incredible Lake District peat-free compost. Traditionally, the bracken would’ve been used as animal winter bedding material, but today it’s more of a nuisance on the fells; especially when gathering the flocks who can hide in the bracken. And it can also compete with other native vegetation.
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“The solution was to harvest the bracken to make incredible compost.”
I was also really excited to work on this project, as I’ve been using Dalefoot Compost for a few years now and have to say I love it! I only have a small garden, with a few pots, but I love tending to them and spoiling them with the compost. So, to meet some of the team and photograph in one of the most beautiful areas of the country – namely Haweswater, well you can’t complain! ;)
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