|From left: Alistair Leake, Emma Hockridge & Peter Melchett|
I had a meeting yesterday with Peter Melchett and Emma Hockridge of the Soil Association, hosted by Alistair Leake, (project head of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project) at Loddington in Leicestershire. The meeting was arranged to thrash out some of the detail of how a future organic Stewardship scheme might look like when the next version is launched - probably some time in 2015. There is currently much activity on how all future stewardship schemes might evolve, but of course a lot depends on how CAP negotiations also pan out! Still, we had a good practically based meeting and I think improved the current scheme somewhat – we shall wait and see!