Healthy Soil for healthy grassland and healthy livestock – WAITING LIST ONLY

16Oct2018

Join us to find out about soil and how basic soil assessment and simple measures can improve the productivity of your swards and benefit your livestock and wildlife

From 12.30 until 15.00

At Upper Pengethley Farm, Peterstow, HR9 6LL courtesy of Julian and Sue Partridge

Bring a spade and wear stout footwear for the walk.  Introduction with sandwiches and drinks at 12.30

Julian Partridge hosts Kate Speke-Adams of the Wye and Usk Foundation to discuss soil health in permanent, flower rich and created grassland scenarios on the farm.  A chance to discover the science behind healthy soils and practical tips on how your grassland can benefit. What is soil? How do you tell if it's healthy and what can you do to improve biological activity, soil structure and other aspects of soil health?

The farm includes arable land, arable reversion to hay meadow, permanent grassland and parkland, flower rich field margins and short term grass leys.  Kate's Nuffield Scholarship about " farmers' passion for preserving soil" has provided insight into how and why we all need to love our soils.

Booking essential through Herefordshire Rural Hub - Now fully booked so waiting list only

Email: bookings@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk or telephone 01432 353465