Regenerative Grazing at Springham Farm with Christine Meadows

Regenerative Grazing at Springham Farm with Christine Meadows

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Springham Farm

Grove Hill

Hellingly

Hailsham

BN27 4HE

United Kingdom

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Join Christine Meadows for an informal walk and talk around Springham Farm to see how a regenerative grazing system works on the ground

About this event

This event is for farmers in the High Weald AONB interested in setting up holistic grazing on their own farms.

  • We will have an informal walk and talk around the Springham Farm site
  • `Discuss how a regenerative grazing system was set up working with cattle and implemented within 2 years, at scale
  • Review the immediate (beneficial) impact on the grasslands and other habitats.

There will be a general introduction to the farm and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion with Christine and the other attendees.

Christine will be available for half an hour at the end of the event to answer general questions about applying to the Farming in Protected Landscape Scheme.

Hot drinks will be provided. If the weather is unfavourable we will take shelter in a covered barn.

About Springham Farm

Springham Farm was acquired by the Biodynamic Land Trust in December 2020, with the aim of creating a regenerative, biodynamic farm for the mutual benefit of humans and nature that can be replicated elsewhere. They focus on rewilding and optimising biodiversity, using natural biodynamic farming practices wherever possible, and aim to be carbon positive and energy neutral.

More than 200 acres of the farm is grassland, with occasional copses and a selection of ponds. It includes a farmhouse and several sizeable barns. The River Cuckmere runs through the farm, creating wetland/water meadows. In addition, there are many trees and hedgerows with a diversity of plants and wildlife.

About Christine Meadows

Christine is a Land Management Project Officer for the High Weald AONB. She combines farming, science, business and woodland management experience to provide practical and focused advice that helps land managers to look after their land in ways that are sustainable ecologically, financially and socially.

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This event is funded through the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme

About the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme:

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme gives grants for projects in England’s special and unique Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks.

It supports projects that:

  • recover nature
  • tackle climate change
  • provide opportunities for people to discover the landscape support sustainable farm businesses.

Find out more about the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme here

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