Trees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production (FPSF)

17 October 2013 09:30 - 17 October 2013 15:30

Falkland, Fife

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Speakers include Stephen Briggs, Abacus Organics; Mike Strachan, Forestry Commission Scotland and Russell Jobson, Woodland Trust.

The day will also include a visit to Falkland Estate.

The event is free of charge to primary producers & £60.00 plus VAT to others. Places are limited and booking is essential so lunch and resource packs can be provided.

Click here for a booking form.

For further information please call Lyn Matheson on 0131 666 0847 or email lmatheson@soilassociation.org

With support from SRDP’s Skills Development Scheme & QMS

Organic catch up and cake (3.15–4.15pm)
After this event we’re inviting any organic farmers, or anyone interested in converting to organic, to an informal catch up chat -- with cake. We want to hear what is happening on your holding, and to find out if there is anything we can do to help you, as well as share a bit more on what we’re doing at Soil Association Scotland, and through the Scottish Organic Forum. Even if you can’t make the full event, please let us know you plan to attend for the catch up session so we can make sure there is enough cake to go round.



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