Green Dragon Eco Farm History

Ray Marzec

Ray – never afraid to get his hands dirty!

Green Dragon Eco Farm is owned by Ray Marzec and Lesley Maddox.

Thirty eight years ago, Ray dreamed of having a rare breeds’ farm. It seemed a long way off then and was only made possible by his vision, persistence and hard work. In 2002, Ray bought the site at Hogshaw, here in Bucks, and started converting 3 old barns into dwellings in order to fund his big project – Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre.

Along with a passion for conservation of rare breed farm animals, Ray also has a keen interest in food, art, sustainable living and the natural world, and as his plan evolved, he sought to bring all these together. Ray’s dream of a rare breeds farm became the vision of a showcase – not just of conservation of endangered farm animals, but of good locally sourced food, heritage fruit and veg, renewable energy systems, waste prevention, and conservation of wildlife. He envisaged a place where people with similar passions could come together for education as well as enjoyment.

13439161_1786378411596785_8514571748638341521_nin 2011, Ray teamed up with Lesley and a year later, with planning permission granted, it seemed that Ray’s dream was becoming a reality and the project to set up the Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre began.