On Mallon Farm in County Tyrone, Helen Keys and Charlie are reviving the tradition of growing flax for fibre, as part of a patchwork of potatoes, grass and oats. Their ‘wee blue blossom’ is chemical free, harvested by hand, retted in rainwater, scutched on a restored turbine, and threaded into local supply chains.

These efforts are not only rejuvenating soil, waterways and wildlife, but also regenerating a heritage that promises future resilience. Helen and Charlie are reweaving the fabric of Northern Irish farming. 


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