Past events

02Mar2019

SWARDS FOR THE FUTURE - HEREFORDSHIRE MEADOWS FORUM 2019

Nutritional benefits of herbal leys and wildflower meadows

From 09.45 until 14.00

At Bishops Frome Village Hall, WR6 5AR

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23Feb2019

HEDGE LAYING TRAINING COURSE

Hedge laying training weekend with Martin Hales

From 9.30 until 16.00

At Hurstans, Sollers Hope, HR1 4RW by kind permission of Fiona and Chips Fyshe

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08Feb2019

Big Farmland Bird Count

Spend just 30 minutes counting birds on your land to find out how birds are doing in the winter and demonstrate the benefits of the work you're doing to provide year round habitat and food for birds.

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06Dec2018

Growing native orchids in meadows and gardens

An illustrated talk by Suzanne Noble of British Orchids.

From 7.30 pm

At Bodenham Village Hall, HR1 3LB

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16Oct2018

Healthy Soil for healthy grassland and healthy livestock - WAITING LIST ONLY

Join us to find out about soil and how basic soil assessment and simple measures can improve the productivity of your swards and benefit your livestock and wildlife   

From 12.30 until 15.00

At Upper Pengethley Farm, Peterstow, HR9 6LL courtesy of Julian and Sue Partridge

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24Jul2018

Meadow Enhancement by green hay strewing demonstration

Come and see meadow enhancement in action

From 16.00 until 18.00

At Upper Bryn Farm, Longtown, HR2 0NA courtesy of Peter Tierney

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18Jul2018

Vintage hay making machinery demonstration day

A chance to see vintage machinery in action courtesy of Jonathan Boaz

From 2pm      until to early evening

At Curlew Call Farm , Saleway , WR9 7JY

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10Jul2018

Herbal Leys, Permanent Pastures and Meadows

Opportunities for reducing feed costs in a conservation focussed business model

From 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm

At Conygree Farm, Aldsworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3PW, courtesy of Jonty and Mel Brunyee

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03Jul2018

Detective work with a quadrat - plant ID training on the Bromyard Downs.

Stuart Hedley will lead an exercise in plant ID revision on diverse mown grassland - both wet and dry. Beginners and improvers welcome.

From 12.00 for 12.30 until 15.30

At Public car park on Bromyard Downs SO672558. Just off the B4203 and south of the Royal Oak Pub

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22Jun2018

Enhanced method grassland monitoring. How to work out if your meadow project is being successful.

Learn sward assessment skills at Herefordshire's Coronation Meadows with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley and Plantlife's Joe Costley

From 10.00 for 10.30 until 5.00

At Hurstans, Sollers Hope, HR1 4RW by kind permission of Fiona and Chips Fyshe

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19Jun2018

Meadows for Butterflies

How to manage meadows for butterflies - Ewyas Harold

From 11.00 until 2.00

At Ewyas Harold Common

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17Jun2018

Walterstone Wildflower walk

A walk around Coedygrafel and Walterstone Common led by Peter Garner, County Botanical Recorder, to see and learn about wildflowers, including several rarities

From 2 pm

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08Jun2018

Restoring Meadows at Brockhampton

Meadow restoration from garden to landscape scale - a chance to hear Peter Clay explain the practicalities of meadow restoration and creation using a range of techniques and machinery

From 12.00 until 15.00

At Brockhampton Cottage, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, HR1 4TQ courtesy of Peter Clay. Grid Ref SO 598315

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06Jun2018

Rapid-method grassland assessment - upgrade and refresh your ID skills of common meadow plants, including grasses. FULLY BOOKED

NOW FULLY BOOKED. A session with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley for beginners and improvers to brush up plant ID skills in the field, courtesy of Will and Jenny Bullough

From 14.00 until 17.30

At Old Vicarage, Clifford, HR3 5EY. SO 252451

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19May2018

Bumblebee ID training - meadows as food and year round habitat - NOW FULLY BOOKED

Training day with Dr Richard Comont of Bumblebee Conservation - NOW FULLY BOOKED

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16Apr2018

Herefordshire Meadows Mid Tier Grassland Options workshop

New grassland options available in Mid Tier of Countryside Stewardship

From 6.45 for 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm

At Norton Canon Village Hall

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03Feb2018

Herefordshire Meadows Annual Forum 2018

Making Meadows Work and Pay - exploring the value of native pasture and meadows in low cost grazing systems for the future

From 09.45 for 10.00 until 14.00

At Withington Village Hall HR1 3PP

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21Nov2017

Wood Pasture Restoration at Croft

An excellent opportunity to discuss techniques for restoration of woodland or scrub sites to grassland and wood pasture

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31Oct2017

Grassland fungi and waxcaps - fully booked

Jo Weightman led a walk at The Sturts to improve our grassland fungi ID skills

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27Sep2017

Water meadows in the Herefordshire landscape

This visit to Ivingtonbury continued our discussions on grassland history and archaeology

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25Jul2017

Floodplain Meadow restoration at Lugg Mills

Herefordshire Meadows visit Lugg Mills to see floodplain meadow restoration in action

At Lugg Mills accessed via Lugg Bridge Farm, HR1 3NB

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20Jul2017

That’s nice - what is it ? Fully booked

Plant ID training with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley.

From 10.00 until 14.00

At Hopleys, Bearwood, Pembridge, HR6 9EQ

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17Jul2017

Practical Meadow Restoration

A chance to see meadow restoration in action and hear from Tony Norman about the SSSI, how he has collected seed and spread it on the new field

From 16.00 until 19.30

At Moseley Common SSSI

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02Jul2017

Visit to Coedygrafel Farm and Walterstone Common

From 14.00

At Coedygrafel Farm and Walterstone Common

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24Jun2017

Gardens in the Wild

Garden Festival with meadows featured in open gardens and talks

From 9.30

At Whitfield Estate

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15Jun2017

That’s nice - what is it ?

Plant ID training with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley.

From 13.00 until 17.00

At Trenant Farm, Peterchurch, HR2 0SU

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07Jun2017

That’s nice - what is it ?

Plant ID training with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley.

From 12.30 until 17.00

At Woolhope Parish Hall HR1 4QS

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31May2017

The Making of Herefordshire's Coronation Meadows

The Making of Herefordshire's Coronation Meadows – a case study in magnificent meadow restoration

From 17.30 until 20.30

At Joan's Hill Farm and Hurstans

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