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The wildflower seedling’s view – guidance notes for the first year of meadow restoration projects from Plantlife

While we’ve been restoring and creating meadows in Herefordshire we’ve learned so much and are now sharing experience of best practice, the challenges and pitfalls of each stage of the work. We’ve had to face up to the fact that there isn’t a simple recipe or prescription for guaranteed success in meadow restoration. The good news is that Plantlife are… Read more →

OPPORTUNITY to purchase share in flower rich traditional orchard in Breinton Common

An opportunity for anyone who’d like to be involved in a meadow / orchard restoration project in a spectacular location in the Wye Valley. Seeking partner funders to join a small consortium to buy a remnant traditional orchard with flower rich pasture overlooking the River Wye and the Black Mountains. See ¬†https://www.sunderlands.co.uk/farms-land/property/breinton-common-hereford-6002 The auction is on July 29th 2020 with… Read more →

Bumblebee survey and ID virtual workshops 2020 and upcoming bee clinic

Great to have so many people with us over the last two weeks for Bumblebee survey refresher and ID sessions led by Hayley Herridge, Conservation Officer, Buglife. We have also refined Herefordshire Meadows guidance on bumblebee monitoring for meadow restoration for 2019 Meadow making pilots, 2020 Pollinator Meadows and anyone else wanting to survey bumblebees. Please refer to this before… Read more →

Opportunities for farmers making the most of grazing – Russell Carrington PFLA webinar

Last weeks Transforming the Future of Land Management webinar had a great introduction to Pasture Fed Livestock Association with Russell Carrington talking about Opportunities for farmers for making the most of grazing. Lucy Bates from LEAF then talked about Integrating Resilience. Russ describes the importance of diverse swards for pasture fed livestock systems. You can listen again to the presentations¬†… Read more →

PFLA host talk on soil health and regenerative farming practices 24 June

Talking Soil: Nicole Masters in conversation with Tim Williams   Date: Wednesday 24th June Time: 7.30pm British Summer Time We are very excited to be able to bring to you one of the leading advocates and knowledge bases of regenerative farming practices. During this session Nicole will discuss the absolute importance of soil health within a pastured system, touching on… Read more →