Weald Meadows Nectar Networks

Wild meadow in High Weald
County: East & West Sussex, Kent and Surrey
Nearest town or settlement: Battle & Heathfield
Contact details
Contact name: Dawn Brickwood
Organisation: Meadows Nectar Networks Initiative
Email: meadows@highwealdlandscapetrust.org
Tel: 01252 725 346 or Mob: 07863 081281
Website: Weald meadows nectar networks on the Grasslands Trust & High Weald AONB
Project partners The Grasslands Trust, Meadow Owners, Agrifactors, High Weald Landscape Trust, High Weald AONB, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Universities, Wildlife Trusts and many others
Project description

WMNN provides practical support to landowners with the management, enhancement and creation of lowland meadow across the Weald. Meadows Officer Dawn Brickwood undertakes all contact and carries out surveys, produces plans and advises on grants, runs events and co-ordinates the wild harvesting of meadow seeds for banking, projects and supply of the Weald Native Origin Seed.
All seed is wild harvested in the Weald and is of local provenance.

Our vision is to substantially increase the amount of lowland meadow across the Weald to benefit invertebrates which depend on landscape-scale conservation through creation and the restoration and protection of existing lowland meadow.

Formerly the project was known as the Weald Meadows Initiative (WMI) and aimed to enable the traditional management of unimproved meadows in the High and Low Weald and the successful establishment of new species-rich grasslands.
The WMI was set up a process for the harvesting, cleaning, storage, marketing and sale of Weald Native Origin Seed (WNOS), firstly to provide an additional income to selected meadow owners and secondly, to help meet market demand for local seed.

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