Past events

Herefordshire Meadows Annual Forum 2018

Links to the presentations at the Forum are on the NEWS page Do you have permanent pasture, meadows and herbal leys?  Are you considering how to manage them to benefit your farm business and help wildlife thrive?  The Economics of Permanent Grassland and Herbal Leys in livestock systems; Jonty Brunyee – pasture fed livestock farmer, Nuffield Scholar and farm business… Read more →

Grassland fungi and waxcaps – fully booked

Follow up from the walk Jo has provided the records of fungi we found and offered to identify any fungi you find on your farms and meadows. You can download our summary sheet about grassland fungi and Waxcaps ID with fungi identification, books, guides and articles includes a brand new book published by Monmouthshire Meadows.  The Plantlife Cymru Waxcap ID guide has a… Read more →

Water meadows in the Herefordshire landscape

Follow up from this event Useful information can be found by downloading a copy of the paper History of your farm by David Lovelace  A draft report for Historic England about other water meadow sites in Herefordshire together with maps and photographs is available by typing in your browser Ivingtonbury, Ivington, HR6 0JH (SO 475569) – courtesy of W S Layton… Read more →

Species rich grassland restoration

Follow up to the event  Good discussion down by the River Wye on 11 year old arable reversion field and field of permanent pasture next to it. Handout on points to consider when restoring species rich grassland  there are no precise recipes and the challenge at Fawley is how to make a suitable seed bed without disturbing the weed seed bank. … Read more →

What’s under your grassland?

Storm Doris failed to stop an intrepid group of Herefordshire Meadows enthusiasts from visiting Lucinda and James Lewis fascinating fields at Sollers Dilwyn on 23rd February 2017. A historical map sequence gave us the background for the walk and was followed by short presentations over tea from Tim Hoverd, Herefordshire Archaeology, on how to interpret the lumps and bumps on your farm, and… Read more →