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Opportunity to learn how to use a scythe

There will be an opportunity to learn how to use a scythe later on this month, when expert David Kuegler will spend the day teaching the art to volunteers at Humber Woodland of Remembrance. Humber Woodland of Remembrance is located five miles from Leominster and is a green burial ground, where people may be buried in a natural and wild… Read more →

Meadow hay for sale in Titley

Jeremy and Nicky Mitchell of Title plan to cut and bale up to 750 small square bales after July 14th – exact date TBC depending on the weather. The meadows are moderately flower rich and the hay is made without a conditioner. It may have some flower seeds remaining for low level enhancement by feeding out in winter as well… Read more →

Problem pairs of plants – solved

Stuart Hedley is running a series of plant monitoring training days for us this summer so Group members and farmers in the Meadow Making pilot can use a rapid plant monitoring technique to assess their meadows before and after enhancement Stuart’s working herbarium sheets include many problem pairs of plants that seem hard to distinguish at first glance. But with… Read more →

Creating bare ground for meadow restoration

There is a great summary of methods to consider if you’re preparing for meadow restoration work later this summer. You can download a summary of experiences of creating bare ground from some Coronation Meadows sites and decide which method suits you best. This is just one of a number of useful resources available on the Coronation Meadows and Magnificent Meadows… Read more →

Small scale grazing strategies

A great afternoon at Brookmead, Colwall was the venue for a discussion on Small Scale Grazing Strategies hosted by Lindsay and Jane Williams. With further thanks to James Hawkins and Sue Holland for their contributions and to Colwall Orchard Group who hired us their fabulous shed. Introduction to holistic rotational grazing was based on Pen Rashbass’ Hebridean flock in Derbyshire and the… Read more →

Big Farm Bird Count results are in

63 Herefordshire farmers took part in this years count in February and the results make interesting reading. Only Norfolk and Suffolk sent in more records than Herefordshire and this was great work on the part of Go Wild in the Curl and Herefordshire Meadows Group members. Thanks to all involved. Please do send us any interesting sightings from your survey… Read more →