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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 →

4 Herefordshire Meadows farmers present on diverse swards to Herefordshire Grassland Society.

Last night Herefordshire Meadows were guest speakers at Hereford Grassland Society meeting at the Livestock Centre in Hereford. This well attended meeting also saw the judging of the annual silage competition. Four farmers gave well designed presentations on why they think flower rich grassland and herbal leys are important and what they are doing on their farms to establish them… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows included in blueprint for making meadows for DEFRAs ELMs Testing and Trials

Herefordshire Meadows members have a chance to feedback their collective Meadow Making experience to DEFRA who are currently developing a new agri-environment scheme known as Environmental Land Management (ELMs). Plantlife are heading up this DEFRA Testing and Trial work that will start this winter and run into 2020.  The aim of the proposed Test is to outline a model to… Read more →

Wildflower seedling safari

How to maintain the balance of wildflower seedlings and grass and control weeds in a new meadow Thanks to everyone who joined the safari on 9th October 2019 at Titley and Croft, especially to hosts Christopher Goode and Iain Carter and Matt Pitts from Plantlife. We visited 2 very different meadow making pilot sites that had been sown with seed… Read more →

Opportunity to learn how to use a scythe

There will be an opportunity to learn how to use a scythe later on this month, when expert David Kuegler will spend the day teaching the art to volunteers at Humber Woodland of Remembrance. Humber Woodland of Remembrance is located five miles from Leominster and is a green burial ground, where people may be buried in a natural and wild… Read more →

Meadow hay for sale in Titley

Jeremy and Nicky Mitchell of Title plan to cut and bale up to 750 small square bales after July 14th – exact date TBC depending on the weather. The meadows are moderately flower rich and the hay is made without a conditioner. It may have some flower seeds remaining for low level enhancement by feeding out in winter as well… Read more →

Problem pairs of plants – solved

Stuart Hedley is running a series of plant monitoring training days for us this summer so Group members and farmers in the Meadow Making pilot can use a rapid plant monitoring technique to assess their meadows before and after enhancement see the Survey and Monitoring page for more details and his how to video   Stuart’s working herbarium sheets include many… Read more →

Creating bare ground for meadow restoration

There is a great summary of methods to consider if you’re preparing for meadow restoration work later this summer. You can download a summary of experiences of creating bare ground from some Coronation Meadows sites and decide which method suits you best. This is just one of a number of useful resources available on the Coronation Meadows and Magnificent Meadows… Read more →