Monthly Archives: January 2020

Herefordshire meadows potentially at risk from tree planting

Many people are taking positive action to respond to the climate emergency by planting trees. Our wildflower grassland is a precious resource that is still decreasing nationally. Well managed diverse grassland swards are already storing carbon in significant amounts says Becky Willson, from the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit who spoke passionately about her work in a talk called Carbon, cows and… Read more →

Summary of Herefordshire Meadows activity 2019

2019 was a great year for Herefordshire Meadows. Our activities expanded as our members knowledge and confidence increased and we were fortunate to be given additional charitable funding to enable 49 ha of Meadow Making as part of a Nature Recovery Network Pilot with Plantlife and Natural England. Follow this link for more detail Summary of 2019 Hfds Meadows     Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows Forum 29 Feb 2020. Carbon, cows and calculators. Diverse swards as part of the solution.

Herefordshire Meadows 4th Annual Forum full programme announced and open for booking. Come and find out what Herefordshire Meadows has been up to in 2019 Hear group members share their experience of meadow making Discover how to develop a carbon reduction strategy for your farm Key speakers include :- Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators –… Read more →

4 Herefordshire Meadows farmers present on diverse swards to Herefordshire Grassland Society.

Last night Herefordshire Meadows were guest speakers at Hereford Grassland Society meeting at the Livestock Centre in Hereford. This well attended meeting also saw the judging of the annual silage competition. Four farmers gave well designed presentations on why they think flower rich grassland and herbal leys are important and what they are doing on their farms to establish them… Read more →