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Themes: Agroecology, agroforestry, food and farming

There are also other links on the other pages in the Restoration Library, e.g. Farmland habitats and soil, Grazing and Diffuse Pollution.


Flora locale training and other events

Creating and managing wild flower meadows for pollinatorsThu 23 June 2016,Morpeth, Northumberland
Managing woodlands for wildlife and sustainabilityWed 19 July 2017,Chippenham, Wiltshire
Woodland flora identification and introductionTue 30 May 2017,Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Woodland ground flora in new and established woods Mon 22 May 2017,Otley, West Yorkshire

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Ash dieback news   information on the threat of ash dieback
Carbon accounting tools   (Compiled by Flora locale)
Food, farming and conservation - report of seminar   Report of seminar (Flora locale and British Ecological Society, 2009)
Food, farming and conservation - issues overview   Introductory slides to seminar (Sue Everett, Flora locale, 2009)
Welsh wild plants for landscape and biodiversity. Guidelines for planting projects.   (Flora locale, 2009) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Creating woodlands naturally Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org). Provides information on tree seeding and natural regeneration for woodland establishment.
Obtaining native seed for restoring grassland Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available ( email info@floralocale.org)
Paddocks for ponies and biodiversity Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Restoring ghyll woods Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Grazing for wild plants and biodiversity; a Flora locale advisory note   (Flora locale, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Cynlluniau Amaeth-amgylchedd a Dolydd Byw Cymru Papur Trafod   wild meadows and agri-environmental schemes. A discussion paper. Welsh (Flora locale April 2008)
Grazing, livestock & pastoralism   page on this website
The Grazing Advice Partnership (GAP)   The GAP website provides resources (information, discussion forum, case studies) about extensive grazing of high-value nature land, including wood pastures, heath & moor, grasslands and coastal habitats.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Gwent Orchard ProjectOrchard project involving local communities in surveying and learning to mange orchards for wildlife
Top Field - Portsdown HillReversion of an arable field to calcareous grassland
Restoring wildlife on farmsexternal web site Case studies and information

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Links to presentations given at the annual Oxford Real Farming Conferences including soil restoration, grazing, food and agriculture policy and much more
Trees on dairy farms: Who benefits; how significant a role can trees have and what can be done about it? Woodland Trust, 2013
Benefits of trees on livestock farms Woodland Trust, 2012
The Organic Research Centre The ORC develops and supports sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems built on organic/agro-ecological principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, people and environment.
The Campaign for Real Farming Colin Tudge and other leading thinkers, farmers and scientists are leading the campaign to challenge the industrial farming trajectory now followed by the developed world.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology
The Permaculture Association
The Soil Association This UK charity champions the cause of organic and planet friendly food production. Publications include topics on using biological nitrogen and genetically modified crops.
Food Climate Research Network . The network examines the contribution that the food system makes to greenhouse gas emissions and the scope for emissions reduction, looking at the technological options, at what could be achieved by changes in behaviour and how policies could help promote both these approaches. Free e-news available and discussion forum.
[http://bit.ly/1xMjclm||Whyy farming needs to change] Colin Tudge in The Ecologist, January 2015
Square Meal: Why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health Written by a collaboration of 10 UK organisations: the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming working with the Food Research Collaboration (2015)
WWOOF for volunteering opportunities on organic farms


Please help to populate this page by providing links to any relevant resources you may be aware of.

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Page last modified on Saturday 28 of April, 2012 11:17:37 BST