Events

Principles of Creating Flower Rich Meadows

Caroline Hanks and Sue Holland will share their experience and answer questions on the principles of meadow creation and restoration. Topics covered will include; what to think about when planning a meadow restoration, plus examples of some of the restoration methods Herefordshire Meadows’ members have used in recent years. This is for anyone who’s new to meadow creation and restoration,… Read more →

A Smallholders Experience of Machinery for Flower Rich Meadows

Tim Daniels will give us a presentation about his 5.5 acre flower rich smallholding near Longtown on the edge of the Black Mountains. Tim supports local meadow restoration projects as a seed donor and with practical management and restoration too. This talk is for any smallholder who’s wondering about the cost-benefits of purchasing their own machinery as opposed to setting… Read more →

Utilising Native Breeds for Conservation and Regenerative Grazing

This will  be of interest to anyone who’d like to find out about Breed traits and their values for different grazing systems Economics of native breeds Native breeds in grassland, scrub, wood pasture mosaics Importance of native genetics in regenerative grazing systems Tom Blunt has been Field Officer for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust since October 2015. RBST are working… Read more →

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 →

Meadow Restoration 1 year on

This a great chance to see one of the 2019 pilot meadows a year on. Hilary Hillier is kindly showing us the meadow she enhanced a year ago with seed from Plantlife’s Joan’s Hill reserve.  Come and hear how Hilary did the restoration work and see the results so far.   This event is particularly relevant to anyone planning a restoration project… Read more →

Seedling Safari – First Stop of the Season

This is the first of our autumn seedling safaris and is a great chance to see a meadow in early establishment.  Matt Pitts, Plantlife’s Meadow Adviser will be joining us to look at a restoration a few weeks after seeding where our host Ian Horsley has recently enhanced some permanent pasture with wildflower seed through the Boost for Biodiversity programme.… Read more →