Greener Pastures, 'Blackgrounds Farm' , Culworth Road, , Chipping Warden , Oxfordshire, OX17 1LZ, United Kingdom tel: 07890294377
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Company History


Doug Harkin was born in Australia and grew up in the state of Queensland.  Educated in Brisbane he went on and completed a Diploma in Farm Management at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong in Victoria.  He then spent 9 years farming in Queensland before moving to a Farm in western Victoria.  It was here in a 40 inch rainfall environment that Doug began to understand grazing management and the importance of a healthy pasture sward and strong root mat.  The soils were fragile and low in fertility, and poaching of the ground was a major problem.  Having successfully completed numerous training courses on sustainable grazing management he applied for a Nuffield Scholarship in 1999.  After traveling through Asia, Europe and America he gained a wealth of information on grazing management and market supply chains. On returning he realised that the system he used for measuring and recording pasture performance was unique indeed. Doug returned to the UK and could see a huge opening in the market for turf consultancy and grazing management.  
He started Greener Pastures in 2002 to meet the ever increasing demand for turf consultancy in small pony fields. They now have all the necessary equipment to spray any pony field or small acreage be it agricultural or amenity along with all the necessary qualifications for chemical handling and they endeavor to meet all the standards laid down by The Pesticides Act of 1986.