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Rosemary

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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Soil Association Scotland courses
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:01:27 pm »
Dear all,
 
Please see below details of our forthcoming events. These are open to all. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or would like to book a space. If appropriate we would be really grateful if you could circulate this to your networks and include in any newsletters and on website events sections.
 
Many thanks,
Lyn and Colleen                                               
 
Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation, Wednesday 4th February, 12.30 – 4pm, Bankhead Farm, near Broxburn, West Lothian
A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of managing farm woodlands. The event will include discussions on timber & woodfuel production, maintaining woodland landscape features, and managing plant health issues. Free of charge to primary producers & land managers, £40.00 plus VAT to others. Booking is required as spaces are limited. Call Colleen on 0131 666 2474  or email cmcculloch@soilassociation.org. Delivered in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and supported by SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme, Forestry Commission Scotland, Duchy Originals and Zero Waste Scotland
 
Cattle, Kale & Other Forage Crops, Tuesday 17th February, 11.30am – 3pm, Selkirk
A practical on-farm visit looking at the key requirements for out wintering cattle on forage crops. Discussing site selection, value of soil analysis, when and how to establish, crop/variety selection, calculating the feed area and stocking rates. Speakers include James Bretherton, Agscope and Iain Eadie, Germinal Seeds Ltd.  Free of charge to farmers and land managers and £40.00 plus VAT to others. Booking is required as spaces are limited. For further information please call Lyn on 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org. Delivered in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland and supported by SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme, Forestry Commission Scotland, Duchy Originals and Zero Waste Scotland
 
Open to all
Scottish Soils Conference, Organised by Scottish Organic Forum, Tuesday 10th March, United Auctions Ltd, Stirling
A day focusing on the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Covering the state of our soils, knowing what you’ve got and how to increase its productivity, including practical perspectives from farmers and growers. The afternoon includes a BYO soil hands on session. Speakers include Charlie Morgan, GrassMaster; Prof Christine Watson, SRUC and Steven Jack, Nessgro. Cost to attend is £20 plus VAT. Booking is essential so lunch can be provided. For further information please call Lyn 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org.  A Scottish Organic Forum event with support from Scottish Government and SRUC Research
 

 

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