Developed together with our farmers, the “Barnhouse three-benefit field” combines ecological and economic advantages. Beside oat you can find gold of pleasure, an ancient cultivated plant and soil conditioner, at the fields. In addition to the good oat yield, the field now offers important food for wild bees due to the flowering gold of pleasure.

Gold of pleasure is a so-called cavalier plant: although it rises in front of the oat (in which it practically displaces “weeds”), it later allows it to emerge upwards. As a third benefit, the harvested gold of pleasure seed provides valuable protein and oil.

The so-called “three-benefit field” is not only intended to guarantee a good oat yield, but also to strengthen the habitat for wild bees through the flowering effect of the tin yolk and thus promote biodiversity.

The regional Barnhouse oat can thus – beyond the well-known advantages of organic farming – do so much more good for our nature. And as a Barnhouse customer, you make a major contribution to this.

In the longer term, however, nature conservation benefits only if the farmers also have a direct advantage. Therefore, a third benefit is very important in this system: the extraction of the vinaceous sperm. Gold of pleasure, which provides oil and protein, is much sought after and can provide an additional source of income for businesses. However, the mixed culture “oats plus gold of pleasure” is not a self-runner, which was also demonstrated in advance by visits to farms.


Good oat yield
food supply for wild bees by flowering gold of pleasure
harvest of the valuable gold of pleasures (oil and protein)


Gold of pleasure has deep roots.
It’s good for the soil quality.

Gold of pleasure is a fast ground cover.
And thus suppresses the emergence of other unwanted weeds.

Gold of pleasure is a “cavalier plant”.
It adapts to the oat.

Gold of pleasure is an important food source for wild bees –
epecially in the summer gap (interruption of the food supply as it occurs e. g. when large monocultures wither away)

Gold of pleasure is an ancient crop.
It has accompanied us humans since the Stone Age.

Gold of pleasure oil has a high proportion of valuable omega-2 and omega-3 fatty acids.
These are in an ideal proportion to the omega-6 fatty acids they contain. The alpha-linolenic acids in the gold of pleasure are also interesting.