Insects play a fundamental role in our food growing and wider ecosystems.
Come along to the Westcountry Rivers Trust’s next climate-friendly gardening workshop to learn how we can support them in our gardens and reap the benefits, as we all adapt to the effects of climate change.
Farm Net ZeroMonitor Farmer, Peter Cox has been growing lucerne for silage over a number of years and takes an average of 13 cuts over the 4-year lifetime of the crop. The yield ranges from approximately 15 to 18 tonnes an acre at a crude protein value of 24%.
Come to this field walk to understand the agronomy unique to lucerne, and how this crop could improve the resilience of your system.
Please park at Burraton farm barns next to Tremeadan House, PL17 8LL on Stoke Road: (What3words:///blazed.memory.florists).
Pasties will be provided so please book a place with one of the Farm Net Zero project team.
Matt Chatfield founder of the Cornwall Project will give us a tour of his farm with a detailed discussion of how crucial ruminants are to support biodiversity.
His grazed woodlands are central to his forage management plan and meat marketing. This will be a fascinating talk and provide a new insight into agroforestry providing a spotlight on how trees can enhance livestock welfare and production.
Tuesday 20th June 11am – 1.30pm
Lower Farm, Halwill, Devon, EX21 5UH. Please meet in the farmyard: (What3words:///oatmeal.gallons.lessening).
Pasties will be provided so please book a place with one of the Farm Net Zero project team
An event for the community at the hub of the Stoke Climsland Farm cluster
Bonny Lightfoot of Alren farm has been one of the farmers central to building the award winning 21-strong Stoke Climsland Farm Cluster. Bonny, Tim and Jake are holding an event to discuss what they are doing to improve water quality and support biodiversity.
Other speakers include:
Robin Jackson (Duchy College) Director of the Rural Business School
Dr. Rob Wolton on the biodiversity benefits of hedgerows
The discussion will focus on how hedgerows have helped the sustainability of the Halliday’s farm, management and maintenance options and how these can fit into the new Sustainable Farming Incentive 2023 options.
Please meet in the farmyard (What3Words:///lawns.cobble.decide).
A Farm Net Zero event aimed at food businesses interested in local and sustainable food
Selling and marketing net zero food in Cornwall: what it means for you and your customers
Are you a food business interested in local and sustainable food? We are all now aware that we need to reduce carbon emissions in order to slow climate change. But how can this benefit you and your food business?
Learn more about how we measure the carbon footprint of farm produce
Hear how farmers are changing their production to become more sustainable
Discuss with others how best to utilise this opportunity within your own food business
As well as a fabulous lunch made from delicious Heligan-grown ingredients, you will get a chance to hear directly from a range of farmers who will explain how they are now growing and supplying food (dairy, cereals, vegetables, poultry, beef and lamb) using farming methods aimed at lowering their carbon footprint.
Some of our Farm Carbon Toolkit team will be there on hand to explain some of the more complicated issues concerning the carbon footprint of different farm-produced foods.
This is a free event.
Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.