Tag Archive for Wood pasture

Meadow walk at Far House Farm – the power of natural regeneration to restore a mosaic of meadow, pasture, woodland and orchard

The final meadow walk of the season was at Far House Farm, Maescoed on 11th July with many thanks to our hosts and generous Herefordshire Meadows supporters Joanna and Bruce Jenkyn Jones.Ā  We started next to lovely flowery strips of meadow plants beside the drive that were created after nearby building work and were treated to a scything demo there… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows November Newsletter

This years meadow makers have been busy creating new wildflower meadows throughout September and October as part of the Botanica project. Brush harvested seed was spread across 22 hectares and 2.5 hectares will be enhanced with plug plantingĀ  Many thanks to all who helped with this work including many volunteer seed strewers. New techniques are emerging all the time with… Read more →

Celebrating flower rich grassland: past successes and future opportunities to integrate wood pasture and wood meadow with farming FULLY BOOKED waiting list only

Guest speaker: Dan CarneĀ (Woodmeadow Trust) with contributions from Bob Silverwood (Natural England), Alice Keenan (National Trust) and Jonny Pugh (WUF) Ā Ā  This will be followed by a farm walk where there will be a chance to discuss how the theory converts to practice with input from advisers who are working with Nick on a Higher Tier application for the farm… Read more →

National Meadows Day – Saturday 2nd July

On Saturday 2nd July we celebrated National Meadows Day, a day dedicated to species rich grasslands. Miriam Griffiths and Anthony Furness hosted a farm walk at Olchon Court where we discussed the management approach they have followed that has created such wonderful, diverse meadows in a mosaic with trees, woodland, pond, riverbank and orchard. This included talking about some of… Read more →

Shelterbelts and ‘Living Barn’ Wood Pasture Mosaics

This event will be of interest to anyone outwintering livestock who would like to discuss the theory and practicalities of trees and shelterbelts on farms and how these can support and enhance grasslands and grazing systems.Ā  We are delighted to be joined by Sam Hollick (Bangor University) who will discuss some of the findings from his PhD work entitled ā€˜Optimising… Read more →

Wood Meadows

First in our seriesĀ Meadows, Mosaics and Mitigating Climate Change Please join us to find out about this mosaic habitat and it’s potential benefits for livestock systems in HerefordshireĀ  George Peterken, renowned woodland ecologist, nature conservation advisor and author of the book Meadows (2013), will give a Zoom presentation about Wood Meadows. He will cover questions including ; what are wood-meadows,… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows October Newsletter

Since the last newsletter, this yearā€™s Meadow Makers have been busy restoring meadows supported by the Herefordshire Meadows team. Local provenance seed has been harvested from flower rich donor sites, sieved and dried and spread on recipient sites. Restoration works are completed on about 80% of our Meadow Maker sites and remaining sites are scheduled for the coming weeks. We… Read more →