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Herefordshire Meadows Forum

Carbon, cows and calculators

Diverse swards as part of the solution

Chair: James Hawkins, Warren Farms

Saturday, February 29th

at Bishops Frome Village Hall, WR6 5AR

09.45 until 13.00 followed by lunch

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

Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators; digging deeper into the solutions

Becky has been involved in applied research around resource management for 10 years, specialising in translating science into practical measures. The creator of the Farm Crap App, she is also a Nuffield scholar and currently leads research looking at soil carbon sequestration working with a wide range of farmers. She’s been working on projects to understand the agronomic and above ground benefits of multi species swards for the last 4 years and is now looking at the benefits of these leys below ground. Becky works with farmers and organisations to understand more about the impact of climate change on their businesses, calculating carbon footprints and developing carbon reduction strategies.

Ben Taylor-Davies. Becoming a biological farmer – It’s all about carbon

Ben has broadened his work for a national company from agronomy to bioagroecology; focusing his advice on regenerative agriculture and soil health. Based on soil science he will challenge us to think differently. Ben is part of the Herefordshire Meadows pilot on an area of floodplain meadow on his farm in S. Hfds.

Hilary Hillier, James Hawkins, Steve Hancorn, and Clare Adamson – sharing their meadow making experience including 2019 pilot.

Suzanne Noble – Verging on Wild update

Plus stands from local organisations supporting Herefordshire Meadows members

Tea, coffee and light buffet lunch provided at 13.00 – Please bring your own reusable mug

All Welcome
As space is limited, priority is for Herefordshire farmers and meadow owners
Other bookings may have to be limited to 1 per organisation / business

Booking essential through Herefordshire Rural Hub

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

Enquiries to Caroline Hanks caroline.hanks@farming4wildlife.co.uk 07779 080940 and 01981 251016

Herefordshire Meadows is supported by Natural England’s Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund