Middle Marches Community Land Trust Conference
Land Care: Doing the Groundwork – “Regenerative Agriculture” –
What is it and How to do it
Friday 6th May 2022, 9.30 to 4.00 – Norbury Village Hall
Tickets are free but booking is essential
(ticket includes all refreshments including lunch)
Programme now available here
Aims of the Conference
When Middle Marches Community Land Trust (CLT) was formed as a community owned organisation a little over two years ago, this was in part to encourage local action for wildlife and greater recognition of the role those natural habitats can play in providing clean water, reducing flooding, locking up carbon and supporting pollinators, sometimes grouped together and termed natural capital.
Such processes can be greatly assisted by the adoption of more sustainable systems of farming, which use less man-made inputs and produce less but higher quality outputs *to improve overall profitability*, sometimes termed ‘regenerative agriculture’.
Regenerative agriculture would also contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture which in 2019 comprised 10% of the national total. Middle Marches CLT also supports ‘Marches Grow Local.’
At the same time following Brexit, the Government is changing the way that agriculture is supported financially in the UK and in future there will be schemes where farmers and landowners receive payments for practices that maintain and support wildlife habitats and natural processes.
This is a significant change for farmers, landowners and local communities which raises many questions which would benefit from informed discussion.
One of the other aims of Middle Marches Community Land Trust when it was formed was to act as ‘a catalyst for change’ and it is in this spirit that we are hosting the conference bringing together a diverse range of delegates including farmers, estate managers, politicians, ecologists and river management specialists providing an opportunity for networking and an exchange of ideas and future support.
For your free place, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
01743 891492 (Dr Richard Keymer)