Groundswell 2019

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling General Discussion' started by martian, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I'm booked in for both days & camping too.
     
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  2. Don't be sneaking into my tent by accident on the way back from a wee at night...
     
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  3. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    The same goes for you! Leave your mankini outside your tent & I'll be sure to give it a wide berth :D
     
  4. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    I went past yours the other day Brisel . I see your better half must of washed all your mankinis they were all blowing in the wind on the line . How many doe's a man want .:eek:
    I was going to camp but now thinking a hotel might be better.:D
     
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  5. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    Daughter wants to know do uni students have to pay full price ?
     
  6. I heard a rumour the Earthworm ran out of beer one year. I hope this doesn't happen - I'm on a 5 pint limit but would like to have a go at getting there!
     
  7. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Will there be cider at the earthworms for us West Country types?
     
  8. Samcowman

    Samcowman Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    There were some ticket bursaries available. Not sure if there are any left. @martian
     
  9. Simon Chiles

    Simon Chiles DD Moderator

    I think you’ll find that Robert Goodwill “gets” farming more, I think he owns a farm and was a committee chairman of the North Yorkshire NFU at one time.
     
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  10. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    Yes
    As Sam says, there were some bursaries available, but I'm afraid they're all gone now.
     
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  11. An Gof

    An Gof Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    The reports on Robert Goodwill from his visit to the Royal Cornwall Show were far from encouraging. I was not there but those that met him and spoke with him were seriously underwhelmed by the knowledge and understanding he demonstrated.
     
  12. Simon Chiles

    Simon Chiles DD Moderator

    I’ve met Robert in my dealings with phase 1 and 2 to increase the legal speed limit of tractors and the weight of agricultural trailers and he was the minister in charge of the DfT at the time. From my conversations with him I felt that ( with his background ) he very much understood the issues of farming. I would agree that he is probably a more traditional type of farmer and may not necessarily appreciate the finer points of a direct drilling system but there would be many a forum member in exactly the same boat.
     
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  13. Hartwig

    Hartwig Member

    We`re probably a handful of experienced DDers from germany looking for somebody to visit or something to see on the tuesday late afternoon/evening before Groundswell to utilise our time in UK !
    Preferrably in reachable distance from Royston & Bedford (Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire). We`re enthusiasts about soil, DDing, biology, arable and introducing livestock as well.
    Please PM me on Hartwig.Callsen@t-online.de
     
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  14. Devon James

    Devon James Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Looking forward to next week. Treat it as a bit of a holiday, chance to get away from this dross weather.
     
  15. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    Sorry, I mis-wrote (as GW Bush might have said). There is a 10% discount for students and YFC members in answer to @tw15
    But don't hang about too long, tickets are going fast now. There are some really interesting talks lined up and some good questions coming through for the Minister. Getting quite a lot of interest from the mainstream media too, I think they're all gagging for good news stories as the news is so bleak otherwise...
     
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  16. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Location:
    DORSET
    What will it cost them one adult one student and a tent camping pitchfee for the night prior as have to miss the 2nd day .
     
  17. Dan Powell

    Dan Powell Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    @martian will there be any recordings this year? Rather gutted I can't make it this time. Particularly wanted to hear Alan Savory and the Burrells talk.

    Hope it goes well and the thunder stays away.
     
  18. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    £50 adult, £45 student plus VAT and £8 for tent pitch (VAT incl). Tax allowable expense...
     
  19. martian

    martian DD Moderator

    Location:
    N Herts
    Hi Dan
    we've got 3 film crews roaming the talks, so most stuff will be recorded. Not all speakers are happy to be stuck on youtube, but Savory has given the nod so you'll be ok with him at least.
     
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  20. Dan Powell

    Dan Powell Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Excellent. Hopefully will make it in 2020 when you have a reformed Led Zeppelin headlining.
     

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