Defra Future Farming blog

Cumbrian farmer and AHDB coordinator, Nic Renison, has done a Defra Future Farming podcast with Janet Hughes.  She shares her approach to farming and her views on the future of the industry and their invention - The Eggmobile!  Read her blog at: Defra farming blog

Cumbria Local Nature Strategy Survey

What does Nature Recovery mean in Cumbria? Please take the time to complete this Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy - farmers and land manager survey.  You can find out more about the Cumbria Pilot Local Nature Recovery Strategy on this website, or by contacting Jenny Wain at jenny.wain@naturalengland.org.uk.

Veg growers wanted in Cumbria

“Grow Local, Eat Local” is seeking farmers able to set aside a minimum of 1 acre a year from 2021 to 2025 to grow fruit and veg crops.  The National Lottery Climate Change Fund will fund initial soil analysis, seeds/plants/trees and access to specialist machinery and equipment if required.  The project includes training and will guarantee a market for your crops.  Interested?  Contact Lynn Barnes of Vista Veg on 07584 251352.

Fell Foot Forward Community Arts Project Survey

What arts activities would you like to see and be involved with in the Fell Foot Forward area? Complete this survey or e mail: simon@simonwhalley.org.

Hedgerow Research Project

Coventry University is running a research project on hedgerow management.  Share your views about hedgerow management with researcher, Judy Clavey on email: ad6637@coventry.ac.uk