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Rosemary

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Soil Association events in Scotland
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:01:29 pm »
Dear all,
 
Please see below details of our 4 up-and-coming events. Please click on the links below for further details. 
 
Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass, Thursday 20th February, Inverurie
A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust. The day will also include a visit to Dalfling Farm. For further information please contact Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or lmatheson@soilassociation.org With support from SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme & QMS
 
Farmers, Water and Woodland, Thursday 27th February, Ayr
A day looking at practical solutions for reducing diffuse pollution, planting trees to protect water courses and highlighting successful practical projects. The day will also include a visit to Torr Farm. For further information please contact Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or lmatheson@soilassociation.org With support from SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme & QMS
 
Effective Field Drainage: Reducing Flood Risk & Improving Soil Performance Friday, 28th February 10-2, Palacerigg, Cumbernauld
A practical half-day event looking at the impacts of poor farm drainage, the benefits of improving it (like 30% more grass growth & reduced parasite risk), and soil management to reduce waterlogging and flooding. For further information please contact Colleen on 0131 666 2474 or  cmcculloch@soilassociation.org  With support from SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme, Duchy Originals, Forestry Commission Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.
 
Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday, 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife
A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost. The day will also include a visit to Durie Farm. For further information please contact Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or lmatheson@soilassociation.org With support from SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme & QMS
 
Thanks
Lyn & Colleen
 
Soil Association is a membership charity campaigning for planet-friendly food and farming. We believe in the connection between soil, food, the health of people and the health of the planet. Find out more: www.soilassociation.org
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