Caroline Hanks

Herefordshire Meadows welcomes 2 new meadow advisers

Herefordshire Meadows is pleased to announce that our quest to expand the team has been successful and we are welcoming two new meadow advisers to work alongside Caroline Hanks and Sue Holland and supported by Frances Keogh from Herefordshire Rural Hub.  This significantly increases the capacity of the group for our work in Plantlife’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund Meadow Makers project… Read more →

PFLA looking for Regional Facilitator for Herefordshire

The Pasture-fed Livestock Association is looking for applicants for the post of Regional Facilitator for Herefordshire. Facilitators will be responsible for establishing a network of education-oriented events (including talks, farm-walks, workshops, and discussion groups) that are tailored to the needs and interests of members in the area. This is a free-lance position paid at £15/hour and it is anticipated to… Read more →

Russ Carrington on Opportunities for Transition to Profitable Livestock Farming

Russ Carrington is a regenerative farming and supply chain consultant, and coordinator of the Global Grassfed Alliance. He was formerly at the helm of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association in the UK and tirelessly promotes the benefits of regenerative agriculture for animals, farmers and consumers.   He also sits on a European Focus Group for Sustainable Beef and holds various roles across the… Read more →

DEFRA Feedback to Herefordshire Meadows on ELM co-design workshop

Defra will be hosting 2 feedback sessions for participants of the Facilitation Fund Round 4 Co-design workshops, including the workshop for Herefordshire Meadows members in October 2020.  This session will address questions previously placed on the ‘Park It’ board, and provide an update as to how discussions have influenced Policy thinking. In order to accommodate as many farmers and land… Read more →

Agroforestry from a farmer’s point of view – new guidance and local research project

There is new guidance about Agroforestry and the Basic Payment Scheme This includes an explanation and examples of some agroforestry options that are compatible with the Basic Payment Scheme   We have been contacted by a student from UWE who a is asking Are you a local farmer? An MSc Environmental Management student from Herefordshire is looking to interview local… Read more →

Networks for Nature: Supporting Collaborative Farming

Ann Cantrell who works with White Peak Farmers in Staffs and Churnet Valley Farmers is supporting collaboration between different facilitation groups across England. The aim of the project, ‘Networks for Nature: Supporting Collaborative Farming’ is to bring members of different facilitation groups together to share experiences, discuss environmental goals and build stronger relationships for the future. The project is funded with… Read more →