Date: Sunday 24 March 2013
Location: West Town Farm, Ide, Devon
10.00am – 5.00pm
This seminar is an introduction to farm based ecology. It will look at the principles of farmland biodiversity and the benefits and practices involved in creating a diverse range of habitats for a range of wildlife.
The day will look at management of cropped and non-cropped areas, infrastructure and impact on species. We will look at basic regulations relating to environmental land management including identifying grants and funding opportunities, and identify where further information is available.
There will be a classroom session, farm walk and a delicious organic lunch.
The day will based at West Town Farm an organic farm 3 miles from the centre of Exeter. The farm is part of Higher Level Stewardship and as such is committed to supporting a rich diversity of wildlife.
Farmer Andy Bragg raises beef, some small scale pigs and grows some vegetables.
This seminar is part of the Soil Association Organic Apprenticeship Scheme but is open to all.
For more information, please contact Rachel Harries firstname.lastname@example.org t: 0117 987 4601 m: 07795 528926