Members events

Spring into Action with Plantlife

Plantlife are hosting a series of webinar events this February as part of their Spring into Action series. Whether you want to learn about identifying plants, explore our relationship with the environment through language or find out more about the places where Plantlife works and what they are doing or take action yourself, there is something for you. Full details… Read more →

For the Love of Meadows – a guide to starting and running a meadows group

Creating and managing a meadow is so much easier if you’re part of a supportive and friendly group where knowledge and perhaps machinery and livestock can be shared.  As part of Plantlife’s Spring Into Action programme Herefordshire Meadows Chair James Hawkins and Caroline Hanks along with representatives from meadows groups across the border; Andew Martin (Carmarthenshire Meadows Group) and Steph… Read more →

Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day 2021

The Herefordshire Meadows team will be at the Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day enthusing all comers, answering questions and advising on all aspects of meadows and diverse grasslands. There are some great presentations throughout the afternoon too which you can book into.  The event is free to attend, but we recommend booking in advance for the presentations and 1-to-1 drop ins,… Read more →

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

This online conference is taking place over 3 days with morning and early evening sessions. Keynote speakers include Barry Gardiner MP, Tine Christiansen (European Environment Agency) and Tony Juniper (Chair, Natural England). Topics of discussion will include; soil carbon storage, natural flood management, strategic floodplain meadow restoration and many more. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets can… Read more →

Better together: how facilitation groups are transforming nature recovery

A discussion on how the collaborative approach adopted by Farmer Facilitation Groups around the country is leading to impressive results on the ground. Natural England’s Brian McDonald, Manager of the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund, will begin by sharing some of the wide-ranging achievements of the 136 groups in tackling the biodiversity and climate crisis, and will put forward the case… Read more →

Biological Pathways to Carbon-Rich Soils

In her presentation, Dr Christine Jones will explain how the influence of plant root exudates on soil structure and function can be enhanced by the adoption of management practices such as the establishment of species-rich plant communities, the adoption of appropriate grazing management and the use of biostimulants. Register for this talk here: Read more →

Hedge laying event

A 2 day training event run by Martin Hales for those wanting to learn hedge laying techniques. You will get practical experience of hedge laying with all tools supplied. Cost for a weekend of training £60 for Colwall Orchard Group or Herefordshire Meadows members or £80 for non-members. Numbers limited to 8 participants to ensure individual tuition. Time:  Saturday and… Read more →