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holwellcourtfarm

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Groundswell and the PFLA are collaborating on a webinar:
Should be interesting
Did you take part? The discussion in messages was interesting. I liked the speakers and the tone of the event was useful. We could have gone on for hours though.

It was getting into some key areas when Charlie Burrell started talking about his income streams and his comment that he no longer invites people to "come and see my farm" but to "come and visit my nature reserve".

I applaud what he's achieved ecologically but producing 27 tonnes of beef a year from 1500 acres is very low output "farming".

I also worked out from Daniel Poole's figures that the "Upstream thinking" project had so far spent £13888/Ha restored. :oops:
 
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Did you take part? The discussion in messages was interesting. I liked the speakers and the tone of the event was useful. We could have gone on for hours though.

It was getting into some key areas when Charlie Burrell started talking about his income streams and his comment that he no longer invites people to "come and see my farm" but to "come and visit my nature reserve".

I applaud what he's achieved ecologically but producing 27 tonnes of beef a year from 3000 acres is very low output "farming".

I also worked out from Daniel Poole's figures that the "Upstream thinking" project had so far spent £13888/Ha restored. :oops:
There's no money like that available in Wales. Burrell has a great project but it is not at all replicable
 

debe

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Wilts
I also worked out from Daniel Poole's figures that the "Upstream thinking" project had so far spent £13888/Ha restored. :oops:
Similar to the cost of planting vines, and in both cases you end up with land worth, in financial terms at least, less than that which you started with.

I fear Charlie Burrell was very right on one point, ELMS is going to be a disaster, both financially for farmers and for the farmed environment.
 

martian

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Location
N Herts
Another one:
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How can regenerating soil help replenish water, boost human health, feed more people and tackle climate change? - Monday 7th December 6:00pm (GMT)
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Hear from visionary speakers from across the world at this special 5x15 online event in collaboration with Groundswell. Climate, water, food and health. The world is facing incredibly complex problems - but what if a simple solution was to be found in the ground beneath our feet? In this event we will discover the importance of the soil to sustaining human and planetary health, and hear from some of the world's leading scientists and practitioners. There are billions of life-forms in every handful of soil, with estimates suggesting that at least a quarter of all species live in - or on it. Without soil there would be no life. Healthy soil traps organic matter while sequestering CO2 - but farming intensively has turned our soil into something thin and insubstantial that no longer supports life without chemical interventions. What can we do to change the story?

Featuring:
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David Montgomery
Author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life - who will tell the story of how we got to where we are and present his vision for restoring the soil that feeds us all and turns agriculture into a solution for environmental crises. David is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies.
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Gabe Brown
Featured in the Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground and author of Dirt to Soil - who will describe the astonishing journey of his failing farm land and how he transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time. Gabe is one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement and has been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States.
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Tim Spector
Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is a multi-award- winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of four books, including the bestselling The Diet Myth. He appears regularly on TV and radio around the world, and has written for the Guardian, BMJ, and many other publications.
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John and Paul Cherry
Groundswell Show Host Farmers – who will talk about how regenerative systems benefit and transform land in the UK and will demonstrate the difference between degraded and regenerated soil.
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Joanna Bowen
Joanna has been a teacher, actor, director, impresario and sometimes a writer. She started and ran theatre companies and has organised enormous community events. But for now she focuses on the Groundswell Outreach programme.


This webinar is brought to you in collaboration with 5×15 - an initiative of Rosie Boycott, Daisy Leitch and Eleanor O’Keeffe. One of London’s leading and most cherished cultural events organisations, 5x15 brings world leading figures to speak to audiences to spark ideas and inspiration.
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Stellar line-up (on the whole), put together with 5x15 who have been putting together some great talks on the web through lockdown. It'll possibly be old news for some on here, but the audience will include a lot of people who don't know much about farming or the soil; the plan is to show how the world could be a better place with regenerative agriculture.
 
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holwellcourtfarm

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Livestock Farmer
Another one:
Stellar line-up (on the whole), put together with 5x15 who have been putting together some great talks on the web through lockdown. It'll possibly be old news for some on here, but the audience will include a lot of people who don't know much about farming or the soil; the plan is to show how the world could be a better place with regenerative agriculture.
The link isn't working John.......
 
Awesome. Thanks for that link. Having watched that I have now had a productive afternoon indoors, sitting about.
Best quote from Gabe Brown ( which he acknowledges a Canadian farmer for);

"If you want to make small changes, change how you do things. If you want to make big changes, change how you SEE things".
 

AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited

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AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.

While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.

AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...
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