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The Government has put “pollinators” high up on their agenda for farm delivery, so the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) will be running a number of events on this subject across England during the year. The South East CFE group have put together a series of farm “Walks & Talks” to cover this topic. The focus will be on exactly what is required by our insects, how pollination helps all wildlife, whilst also aiding crop yields and therefore improving farm output.
I will be leading these events, covering everything from “what are the pollinators exactly” through to “practical advice on what pollinators actually need to thrive and how we might help you to integrate this into your farm business”. We will be studying Greening opportunities and also looking at the new Countryside Stewardship Scheme, which has pollinators firmly in its sights. As usual with any event I run, it will be of an informal nature, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues.
So, you are invited to attend a FREE event at one of the following locations:
Monday 23rd March, Caswell Farm, Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxon, OX18 3NJ
Tuesday 24th March, Wotton Village Hall, Wotton, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QQ
Wednesday 25th March, Brook Place, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BL
Thursday 26th March, Holbeam Wood, Wallcrouch, Wadhurst, E. Sussex, TN5 7JS
Friday 27th March, East Tisted Village Hall, East Tisted, Alton, Hants, GU34 3QW
All events will start at 12.15 with a light lunch and indoor talk, followed by a
farm walk of 1.5 – 2 hours, finishing at 4pm. Directions and a detailed agenda
will be forwarded once a place has been booked.
BASIS & NRoSO points available.
Whilst these are FREE events, booking is ESSENTIAL as places are limited.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Helen Theobald on 07816 648112
I look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings if you can come along.