Winter Management workshop at Barns Farm

On 27th February Meadows Adviser, Rory Johnson, headed up into Shropshire to deliver a workshop on winter management practices for recently restored swards to a group of farmers and farm advisers at Barns Farm. The event was delivered in collaboration with Buglife who carried out extensive grassland restoration works at this recently acquired National Trust property last autumn as part… Read more →

The Grassland Gap: An evening talk with Plantlife

Our Zoom talk last Wednesday from Plantlife’s Grassland Advocacy Officer Jo Riggall was attended by 30 species-rich grassland enthusiasts, who all wanted to know more about this precious habitat getting the recognition it deserves.  It is available to watch online here and the presentation slides here. Jo gave a summary of the impressive work that Plantlife has achieved managing, restoring… Read more →

We are looking for an Assistant Meadows Adviser to join the team – closing date 22 March 2024

Assistant Meadows Adviser – Herefordshire Meadows We’re looking for someone to join our small team of dedicated advisers: Advising landowners on meadow restoration, conservation and management. Raising awareness of the benefits of flower rich swards Expanding the profile of Herefordshire Meadows through website, social media and newsletters Supporting landowner knowledge exchange and improving skills through training and events. Flexible home… Read more →

Good news from DEFRA about new rates for flower rich grassland

Good news about new rates for flower rich grassland in DEFRA’s recent announcement. Get ahead and make sure your eligible grassland gets on the Priority Habitat Inventory! Recent good news from DEFRA included new rates for species rich grassland, and we are celebrating with the Floodplain Meadow Partnership that floodplain meadows now have a special rate of their own too.… Read more →

New Funding Opportunity for Grassland Restoration Works

Herefordshire Council are working with Balfour Beatty Living Places, the Wye and Usk Foundation and Severn Rivers Trust, to deliver the Herefordshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) Project. We are very excited that species rich grassland creation has been included as one of the fundable NFM options in recognition of the positive impact deep-rooted broad-leaved herbs have on improving infiltration rates… Read more →