Home Farm, Courtfield Estate
19th August 2015 6 – 8.30pm
Home Farm, Courtfield Estate, Welsh Bicknor, HR9 6JJ, GR: SO593178, by kind invitation of Jerome Vaughan and Simon Cutter.
A fantastic opportunity to find out about reversion of arable land into species rich wild flower meadows beside the River Wye. Simon’s 100% pasture fed, pedigree, traditional cattle are self-medicating and maintain the meadows’ diversity. The farm is also part of a traceability scheme, which traces every product back to the individual animal.
Directions: With Goodrich School on your left, turn right back on yourself opposite the Post Office and avoid going into Goodrich castle (Sign for Courtfield and Welsh Bicknor), then up the hill through the woods for a mile, over the cattle grid and head straight for the Youth Hostel. Where the road divides into three by a Green Sign, take the centre road through some stone pillars into the Parkland / Deerpark. We will Park along that Drive.
Postcode is HR9 6JJ but please beware that some sat navs are confused by the river.
There will be signs out on the day from centre of Goodrich village.
Booking: Please book with firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 01432 268 428
Enquiries to Sophie Cowling: email@example.com Tel: 01432 356872
Upper Bryn Farm
16th July 2015 6 – 8.30 pm
Upper Bryn Farm, Longtown HR2 0NA, GR: SO337293 (view in Google Maps) by kind invitation of Peter Tierney. Meadow restoration by green hay strewing.
Peter has years of experience using the hay strewing technique with tractor mounted and pedestrian equipment. This is an excellent chance for anyone who is trying to enhance meadows using local provenance hay to find out more about the technique, how to avoid the pitfalls and see some of the wonderful results. One of the original sources of seed Peter used was from Dulas churchyard (SO 373294) and you can stop here on the way to Longtown if you wish to see a good quality donor site.
New House Farm and Christopher Cadbury Reserve
7th July 2015 6 – 8.30 pm
New House Farm and Christopher Cadbury Reserve, Michaelchurch Escley, HR2 0PT, GR: SO295366 (view in Google Maps) by kind invitation of Sue Quigley and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust – meet at New House Farm.
An informal walk around meadows in the Escley valley. A great opportunity to discuss meadow matters, share tips and learn from other owners’ experiences of managing meadows for wildlife and livestock.
Places are limited. Booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 01981 251016 or 07779 080940 – Parking also limited so please share transport where possible