Events from Hereford Rural Hub

Hereford Grassland Society Meeting (open to current and future members)
“Soil – The Basis of all Sustainable Agricultural Production”

Tuesday 24th January, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
GRANGE COURT, Pinsley Road, Leominster, HR6 8NL.
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Stockdale. Head of Farming and Agronomy Research at NIAB Feeding the World.
There will be a Silage Competition – Judge will be Neil Howie. Please bring samples on the night and leave outside of the venue.
Sandwiches will be served after the meeting.

Contact Andrew London:

 Traditional Orchard Management Training Day

Thursday 26th January, 10am – 4pm

At the Colwall Village Garden, Old Church Road, Colwall, WR13 6HB

Do you own a traditional orchard and want to improve its condition? Do you want to learn new skills for orchard management?

Join the Colwall Orchard Group, in partnership with the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), for a free event at the Colwall Village Garden. This excellent opportunity, designed for orchard owners who want to upskill, will cover pruning techniques, hedgerow management, tree planting, mistletoe management and more, through a series of hands-on workshops and talks. Click here for more details. Refreshments are provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch.

More information is available via this Eventbrite link or contact Wye Valley AONB Nature Recovery Officer, Ellie Baggett, email:  Booking is essential and spaces are limited so please book early.

This event is funded by the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.

Do you want to create or restore flower rich grassland in the River Wye Catchment to enhance the natural capital of your farm?

Air Wick and WWF-UK have partnered with The Wye & Usk Foundation and Herefordshire Meadows to offer capital payments for meadow creation and restoration in the Wye Catchment.

More details are available via this link: Hfds Meadows WUF Air Wick Meadow Restoration. Apply before beginning of March 2023.

Natural England and ADAS Mob Grazing Study – You Can Help!

Natural England and ADAS will be kicking off a new, rapid paired farm survey to explore how mob grazing affects soil health. The project will be delivered by Lizzie Sagoo and her team at ADAS, and soil sampling will take place during February 2023.

They are looking for farmers to get involved who are already mob grazing, but also those who aren’t so they can get a comparison between systems.

Full details and how to get involved HERE.  Please respond by 31st January.