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Rosemary

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Soil Association Scotland Events Spring 2019
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:54:36 am »
[/color]Working for Waders[/color][/color]Bringing wading birds back to Scottish farmland[/color]Thursday 6th June, 10am–1pm, Threepwood Farm, Galashiels, TD1 2PY[/font][/color][/size]
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[/color]Wading birds are in steep decline. If we don’t act now, iconic species like lapwings and curlews may vanish from our farms. Come and find out what you can do on your farm to help.[/font][/color][/b][/font][/size][/size][/size]Hear from Colin Strang-Steel of Threepwood Farm, Galashiels, about how he has integrated wader conservation into his farm[/font][/size][/font][/color][/size][/size]Find out about practical conservation measures such as making wader scrapes, organising seasonal grazing and carrying out rush control[/font][/size][/color]See how wader conservation can work with your farm business[/color][/color]Discuss your experiences of creating and managing wader habitats with local farmers, conservationists and advisors[/color][/color]Get advice on how to fund any changes you make.[/color][/color][/color]Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required and lunch is included. Book [/font][/color]online[/url][/u] now. For more information call Jane on 0131 370 8150 or email[/email][/u].[/size] [/size]Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from RSPB Scotland and Scottish Water[/color]Field Lab: Plant TeamsHeritage grains and crop innovation for crofters[/color]Monday 17th June, 10.30am–4.30pm, Isle of Lismore
[/color]Join us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab[/url][/u], looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.[/font][/color][/b][/font][/size][/color][/color]Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland[/color][/font][/color][/size][/size]Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix[/font][/size][/color]Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons[/color][/color]Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland[/color][/color]Hear from speakers Peter Martin ([/color]Agronomy Institute[/url][/u], Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty[/url][/u]), Ali Karley (The James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSify[/url][/u] project) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s [/color]EU-ReMIX[/url][/u] project)[/font][/color][/color]Free lunch and hot refreshments provided. Booking is required.  [/font][/color]Book online now[/url][/u]. For more information call Clem on 0131 370 8150 or email[/email][/u]. Field Lab run in partnership with The James Hutton Institute and SRUC.
[/size]Sustainable crofting study tour:[/size][/b][/font][/color][/size] [/size]Accommodation and travel bursaries available to enable additional visits on Lismore on Sunday 16th June, including [/color]The Sailean Project[/url][/u] who use Holistic Management to improve soil health and grass productivity, selling 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured chicken and eggs direct to customers.  For more information contact Maria Scholten - 07388086438 / maria.scholten@yahoo.co.uk[/email][/u] .
[/color]Run by Soil Association Scotland with funding from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/size][/i][/font][/color][/size]. [/size]This event is also supported by the James Hutton Institute and SRUC and part-funded by the Scottish Government funded SEFARI Responsive Opportunity Initiative.
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[/color] [/size][/i][/font][/color][/size] [/size][/i][/font][/color][/size][/size]Paddock Grazing for Profit with Murray Rohloff: How grazing management can make you money, Wednesday 26th [/font][/size][/color][/font]June, 10.30am – 4.00pm, Sandwick Community Hall, Orkney. [/size][/color] [/i][/b][/color]A practical day discussing paddock grazing with New Zealand farmer and expert Murray Rohloff. Includes:[/color][/color]Visit to Kierfiold Farm where the Ritch family are trying out paddock grazing as part of the QMS Orkney Managed Grazing project[/font][/font][/size]How to optimise cattle and sheep performance from pasture – stocking rates, residual grass heights, timing, infrastructure, genetics (with Robyn Hulme of EasyRams)[/font]Financial benefits from paddock grazing, such as improved soil health and pasture[/font]Making it work on your farm [/font][/color][/color]FREE to farmers and land managers. Lunch included. [/b][/color]Book online, call Lyn on 07899 791 748, or [/color]email. Funding comes from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (Scottish Government/EU), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/color]. [/color]This event is kindly supported by William Shearer.[/font][/color] [/size][/color] [/size][/color][/color]Paddock Grazing for Profit with Murray Rohloff: How grazing management can make you money, Friday 28th June, 10.30am– 4pm, [/b][/color][/size][/color]Selkirk Arms, [/b][/font][/color]High St, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG[/size][/b][/color][/size][/b][/color]A practical day discussing paddock grazing with New Zealand farmer and expert Murray Rohloff. Includes:[/color][/color]Visit to Chapelton Farm, Castle Douglas, where James Biggar is trying out paddock grazing[/font][/font][/color][/size][/size]-          [/font][/size]How to optimise cattle and sheep performance from pasture – stocking rates, residual grass heights, timing, infrastructure, genetics (with Robyn Hulme of EasyRams)[/color]-          [/color][/size]Financial benefits from paddock grazing, such as improved soil health and pasture[/color]-          [/color][/size]Making it work on your farm[/color]FREE to farmers and land managers. Lunch included. [/b][/color]Book online, call Lyn on 07899 791 748, or [/color]email. Run by Soil Association Scotland with funding from the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/color].[/color][/font] [/font][/size][/color] [/size][/color]Lyn White|Farming and Land Use Manager| Soil Association Scotland| M: 07899 791748[/size]
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Re: Soil Association Scotland Events Spring 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 10:42:00 am »
Hey Rosemary. I’m getting lots of formatting text showing and it’s all a bit unreadable :/
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