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DATES FOR THE DIARY

  • Crayfish Lunch
    Crayfish Lunch
    Sat, 13 Jul
    Sarsden Glebe
    13 Jul 2024, 12:00 – 16:00
    Sarsden Glebe, Churchill, Chipping Norton OX7 6PH, UK
    13 Jul 2024, 12:00 – 16:00
    Sarsden Glebe, Churchill, Chipping Norton OX7 6PH, UK
    Rupert and Amanda Ponsonby invite you to a Crayfish Lunch at Sarsden Glebe. Bring the family to enjoy Crayfish Bob's 'Crawfish Boil' and his Louisiana band! Enjoy a guided river walk, be inspired by the Evenlode valley and the potential in managing the invasive signal crayfish. BOOK BY 6TH JULY!
  • Leadenporch Farm Walk
    Leadenporch Farm Walk
    Fri, 05 Jul
    Leadenporch Farm
    05 Jul 2024, 08:00 – 10:00
    Leadenporch Farm, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SU, UK
    05 Jul 2024, 08:00 – 10:00
    Leadenporch Farm, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SU, UK
    Our first farm walk, hosted by Ed Deeley, to kick off the Cherwell Farmers Cluster. A gathering over breakfast and walk to see the arable and conservation measures at Leadenporch Farm. A perfect opportunity for local farmers to discover more about this newly formed group.
  • SFI in action - Recovering soils
    SFI in action - Recovering soils
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Priory Farm
    02 Jul 2024, 17:00 – 19:30
    Priory Farm, Priory Ln, Lyneham, Chipping Norton OX7 6QN, UK
    02 Jul 2024, 17:00 – 19:30
    Priory Farm, Priory Ln, Lyneham, Chipping Norton OX7 6QN, UK
    The Izods at Priory Farm are kindly hosting a farm walk to take a deep dive into different rotation options on farm, including short term grass leys, flower rich margins, cash crops and break crops.
  • Ark Presents: The Organic Regenerative Farming Summit
    Ark Presents: The Organic Regenerative Farming Summit
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Hill Barn, Hazleton, Cheltenham GL54 4DY, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 19:30
    Hill Barn, Hazleton, Cheltenham GL54 4DY, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 19:30
    Hill Barn, Hazleton, Cheltenham GL54 4DY, UK
    The Cluster has partnered with the Ark Presents: The Organic Regenerative Farming Summit in June. For learning, debate and networking. This 100 person gathering takes place at Steve Winwood’s organic farm with keynote speakers.
  • Workshop: Envisioning the Cotswolds of the future
    Workshop: Envisioning the Cotswolds of the future
    Fri, 14 Jun
    FarmED
    14 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 16:00
    FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 16:00
    FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    How will the Cotswolds look in 30 years under landscape recovery? How should they not look? We will discuss and deliberate a vision for the Cotswolds of the future. A professional illustrator will be present to help bring this vision to life on paper.
  • Windrush Floodplain Meadows Restoration - Project Findings and Next Steps
    Windrush Floodplain Meadows Restoration - Project Findings and Next Steps
    Thu, 13 Jun
    Asthall Manor Ballroom
    13 Jun 2024, 10:00
    Asthall Manor Ballroom, Asthall Manor, Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, UK
    13 Jun 2024, 10:00
    Asthall Manor Ballroom, Asthall Manor, Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW, UK
    After a fantastic collaborative effort by over 30 farms along the Windrush working with floodplain meadows experts, we will present the results of this exciting project to all participants. We'll then discuss next steps for restoring the ancient Windrush floodplain meadows and generate revenue.
  • Tea and Scones by the Littlestock Meadow
    Tea and Scones by the Littlestock Meadow
    Sun, 02 Jun
    Littlestock
    02 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    Littlestock, Meadow Lane, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BW, UK
    02 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 17:00
    Littlestock, Meadow Lane, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BW, UK
    Julia Sorrell and Ian Sanders invite Cluster members to a social at Littlestock in Shipton-under-Wychwood. A chance to see the regeneration of their wildflower water meadow and put faces to names over a cup of tea.
  • Ditchley Park - An Exploration of Ditchley's Wildlife
    Ditchley Park - An Exploration of Ditchley's Wildlife
    Thu, 16 May
    Charlbury Memorial Hall
    16 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Charlbury Memorial Hall, Charlbury Corner House and Memorial Hall, Market Street, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3QW, UK
    16 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:00
    Charlbury Memorial Hall, Charlbury Corner House and Memorial Hall, Market Street, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3QW, UK
    Come and hear from Ditchley Park Estate’s five wildlife and farming experts on their 10 Year Conservation Plan.
  • Curlew and Farming Workshop
    Curlew and Farming Workshop
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Terrace Room, Islip Village Hall
    13 Mar 2024, 17:00 – 19:00
    Terrace Room, Islip Village Hall, Church Ln, Islip, Kidlington OX5 2TA, UK
    13 Mar 2024, 17:00 – 19:00
    Terrace Room, Islip Village Hall, Church Ln, Islip, Kidlington OX5 2TA, UK
    The Curlew Recovery Partnership (CRP) is running this workshop to pull together farmers’ experiences, challenges, and opportunities in helping Curlew. This will help inform the development of ELMS actions to pay towards farmers’ conservation work to directly benefit Curlew.
  • NE Cotswold Farmer Cluster AGM
    NE Cotswold Farmer Cluster AGM
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Stow-on-the-Wold and District Rugby Club
    13 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Stow-on-the-Wold and District Rugby Club, Oddington Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JJ, UK
    13 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Stow-on-the-Wold and District Rugby Club, Oddington Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JJ, UK
    What do you want from the Cluster? Do you want to be more involved? An update on the projects, what they mean for you, and plans for the next year. For Cluster members only our Annual General Meeting is the place to delve deeper into the Cluster's projects and strategy.
  • Building Resilience and Diversity in the Cotswold Meat Supply Chain – Stakeholder Event
    Building Resilience and Diversity in the Cotswold Meat Supply Chain – Stakeholder Event
    Mon, 11 Mar
    FarmED
    11 Mar 2024, 14:30 – 17:30
    FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    11 Mar 2024, 14:30 – 17:30
    FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    The North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster team is working on a number of projects that are seeking to build resilience and diversity in the local meat supply system, and stimulate new enterprise. Join us to hear more and feed in your thinking. 2.30 – 5.30 (arrive for coffee/cake from 2.00).
  • Farmland Birds: Visit to Over Norton Park
    Farmland Birds: Visit to Over Norton Park
    Sat, 02 Mar
    Location is TBD
    02 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Location is TBD
    02 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Location is TBD
    Winter bird feeding in action. Join the Farmland Bird Aid Network volunteers to see the farmland birds at Over Norton Park on 2nd March at 10.30am. This is a good opportunity to see vast numbers of farmland birds in Cluster member Mike Kettlewell’s hedges and birdseed crop.
  • Challenges for Arable Biodiversity Workshop: threats & opportunities
    Challenges for Arable Biodiversity Workshop: threats & opportunities
    Tue, 27 Feb
    Hill Barn Conference Centre
    27 Feb 2024, 09:45 – 28 Feb 2024, 16:30
    Hill Barn Conference Centre, Lower Swell, Cheltenham GL54 1LH, UK
    27 Feb 2024, 09:45 – 28 Feb 2024, 16:30
    Hill Barn Conference Centre, Lower Swell, Cheltenham GL54 1LH, UK
    The biodiversity of arable land throughout Europe is still in decline, despite the efforts of farmers and scientists and the help from agri-environment schemes. A free two-day workshop, hosted by Fir Farm, to investigate some ways forward for our arable wildlife.
  • Six Inches of Soil Screening
    Six Inches of Soil Screening
    Thu, 08 Feb
    FarmED
    08 Feb 2024, 17:45 – 21:30
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    08 Feb 2024, 17:45 – 21:30
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    FarmED is screening the brand new inspiring documentary film, Six Inches of Soil.
  • Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership BNG Landowner workshop
    Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership BNG Landowner workshop
    Thu, 25 Jan
    The Oxfordshire Golf Course
    25 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    The Oxfordshire Golf Course, Rycote Ln, Milton Common, Thame OX9 2PU, UK
    25 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 13:30
    The Oxfordshire Golf Course, Rycote Ln, Milton Common, Thame OX9 2PU, UK
    What is BNG, and should you consider it for your farm? A workshop hosted in collaboration with the Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership and NFU... including a free lunch!
  • Winter crop grazing for reduced inputs
    Winter crop grazing for reduced inputs
    Wed, 24 Jan
    Dunthrop Farm (///intent.pill.validated)
    24 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 12:30
    Dunthrop Farm (///intent.pill.validated), Dunthrop Rd, Chipping Norton OX7, UK
    24 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 12:30
    Dunthrop Farm (///intent.pill.validated), Dunthrop Rd, Chipping Norton OX7, UK
    Does the traditional technique of grazing on winter crops help reduce inputs without compromising yield? Join the Dunthrop team to find out how their second year is going.
  • Christmas meeting:  CMG regional co-op crop marketing and brewery tour
    Christmas meeting:  CMG regional co-op crop marketing and brewery tour
    Tue, 05 Dec
    Hook Norton Brewery
    05 Dec 2023, 15:00 – 18:00
    Hook Norton Brewery, Brewery Ln, Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5NY, UK
    05 Dec 2023, 15:00 – 18:00
    Hook Norton Brewery, Brewery Ln, Hook Norton, Banbury OX15 5NY, UK
    Bring in Christmas with a brewery tour and grain markets talk led by CMG (Crop Marketing Group), your local, independent farmer-controlled selling group.
  • SFI surgery with Natural England
    SFI surgery with Natural England
    Wed, 29 Nov
    Bruern Farmshop and Cafe
    29 Nov 2023, 11:00 – 12:30
    Bruern Farmshop and Cafe, Bruern Farms, Chipping Norton OX7 6QE, UK
    29 Nov 2023, 11:00 – 12:30
    Bruern Farmshop and Cafe, Bruern Farms, Chipping Norton OX7 6QE, UK
    Natural England will be on hand to discuss how the Sustainable Farming Incentive would work on your farm.
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