nature conservation

farm & surroundings

We want our little farm Sjögetorp to be a living organic farm, with animals grazing the natural ancient pastures. We keep the old breed “pälsfår”, a kind of sheep with the most beautiful skins and tasty meat. Without the sheep we could not maintain the rich biodiversity of this place. To favour the endangered species that belong to our meadows, we are making hay with the scythe in late July as in old times so the seeds can sow back in again.
We like to use local traditional materials and techniques. Therefore Håkan has built about 3 km of beautiful traditional “gärdesgård” fences that border our pastures and fields. They are made of spruce, sprucetwigs and juniper. Thanks to working with tourism we can afford to put some extra time on nature conservation. A win-win situation for both nature, our guests and us.

Lake Visjö is also being called “little Tåkern” as there are many species here you also can find at famous lake Tåkern not so far from here. Here are some nesting boxes for owls put up in the area.

ECOTOURISM & NATURES BEST

Eco tourism is responsible travelling
that contributes to the nature conservation and locals well-being.

The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that helps to conserve the environment and the well being of the local people.
This means:

•To have fun on your holiday.
•Not to damage or wear out what you have travelled to experience.
•To contribute actively to nature preservation and local culture.
•To help make the local economy profitable.
•To stimulate visitors curiosity and respect for place and people visited.