Caroline Hanks (Herefordshire Meadows) chaired a sequence of talks and a panel discussion at a Zoom event hosted by Plantlife as part of their Meadow Makers partnership, that gave an introduction to the rapidly evolving science on grassland carbon. Drawing upon the findings from her 2021 report for CIEEM entitled Carbon and Ecosystems: Restoration and Creation to Capture Carbon Penny Anderson… Read more →
This online conference is taking place over 3 days with morning and early evening sessions. Keynote speakers include Barry Gardiner MP, Tine Christiansen (European Environment Agency) and Tony Juniper (Chair, Natural England). Topics of discussion will include; soil carbon storage, natural flood management, strategic floodplain meadow restoration and many more. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets can… Read more →
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 →
If you missed this webinar with speakers from Duchy College TOMS project, North Wyke ( Rothamsted) and others on all the joys, benefits and challenges of establishing herbal leys. There are references to more permanent native swards as well. You can listen again on Youtube Read more →
Herefordshire Meadows 4th annual Forum was held on 29th February 2020. Over 90 farmers and meadow owners gathered to hear a varied programme of speakers. One farmer commented that the morning provided us with ” how to make a meadow and why we should all be doing it ” all in one session. One of our smallholder members wrote ”… Read more →
Many people are taking positive action to respond to the climate emergency by planting trees. Our wildflower grassland is a precious resource that is still decreasing nationally. Well managed diverse grassland swards are already storing carbon in significant amounts says Becky Willson, from the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit who spoke passionately about her work in a talk called Carbon, cows and… Read more →
Herefordshire Meadows Forum 29 Feb 2020. Carbon, cows and calculators. Diverse swards as part of the solution.
Herefordshire Meadows 4th Annual Forum full programme announced and open for booking. Come and find out what Herefordshire Meadows has been up to in 2019 Hear group members share their experience of meadow making Discover how to develop a carbon reduction strategy for your farm Key speakers include :- Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators –… Read more →
Herefordshire Meadows 4th Annual Forum. Carbon, cows and calculators. Diverse swards as part of the solution.
Come and find out what Herefordshire Meadows has been up to in 2019 Hear group members share their experience of meadow making Discover how to develop a carbon reduction strategy for your farm Chair James Hawkins; Warren Farms BOOKING ESSENTIAL Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators; digging deeper into the solutions Becky has been involved in… Read more →