As Patron of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, The Duke is keen for Home Farm to play an active role in helping to preserve the gene pool of British pigs, sheep and cattle.Discover more
The Isles of Scilly have been part of the Duchy of Cornwall since its beginning the 14th century.Discover more
Duchy of Cornwall Holiday Cottages is supporting a pilot scheme launched by The Prince of Wales to encourage tourists to support the work of The Prince's Countryside Fund. Upon check-out, guests at the luxury holiday cottages will be asked if they would like to make a small donation to the charity, which helps hard pressed rural areas in Britain. The two-year pilot scheme also has the support of other major tourism businesses across the UK, including the British Beer and Pub Association and The Caravan Club. Money raised will be used to help fund projects including apprenticeships for budding hill farmers, training for young people to gain employment in the rural economy, community transport schemes in isolated rural areas and projects supporting community assets such as pubs, posts offices and village shops.
Andrew Brailsford from Chesterfield has taken over the new starter farm created by the Duchy of Cornwall in Plumtree, Nottingham. The 33-year old farmer moved into Sycamore Farm on March 25th with his wife, Mandy, and their two-year old son, Albert, after beating off competition from many applicants.