Here at Green Dragon, we are passionate about ‘green’ living!
The Eco Centre – the entrance to the farm and where you’ll find the restaurant and shop – is a showcase of ‘green living’ with its energy -saving systems.
It’s a timber-framed barn supplied by a local company, Potton. Made from timber sourced from sustainably managed forests, it was an ideal choice and we are delighted with the results. For more information and how to build your own, go to Our Potton Barn.
The Eco Centre has a heating system run by a biomass boiler while the photovoltaic panels on the roof will give us power and light. The rainwater harvesting tanks supply the water needed to flush the toilets and the waste is processed by a reed bed. Meanwhile, we are very keen to reduce waste of any kind and any from the kitchen or walled garden will go to be composted.
Wherever possible we want to re-use materials and equipment
90% of the material used to build our greenhouse and potting shed is re-used and our play equipment is preloved! Chiltern Flooring Supplies from High Wycombe have supplied us with used carpet tiles for our play barns and have fitted out our new events room with flooring from Interface, sustainable manufacturer of carpet tiles.
For 2016, we plan to have a library of renewable energy systems on show – there will be an Eco-trail to follow round the site – and talks for those interested in ‘greener’ living.