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Meadow Maker Trainee position open for applications

As part of their Meadow Makers project, Plantlife are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a strong interest in conservation to work as a Trainee Meadow Maker with Herefordshire Meadows. The position will be fully paid (based on the National Living Wage of £8.91/hr), is full-time and will last for six months, from April to September 2021. All interested applicants… Read more →

Herefordshire farmer, Russ Carrington, appointed farm manager at Knepp Estate

Regenerative farmer Russ Carrington, previously General Manager of the Pasture fed Livestock Association (PFLA), has just been appointed as a farm manager on the Burrell family’s Knepp Estate in West Sussex to scope out and oversee a new regenerative farming enterprise. Knepp Estate has become widely known for its bold rewilding project, but the new regenerative farm is being set… Read more →

Watch again: Dr Christine Jones on Biological Pathways to Carbon- Rich Soils

Dr Christine Jones is an internationally renowned and highly respected groundcover and soils ecologist. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.   In a recent webinar on 11th February Dr… Read more →

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 →