DATES FOR THE DIARY

  • Grains:  2022 crop and beyond
    Fri, 09 Dec
    FarmED followed by Matthews Mill
    09 Dec, 10:30 – 15:30
    FarmED followed by Matthews Mill, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    An excellent opportunity to consider the route of your cereal crop to market. Discuss the options for different categories of grain and follow the path through our region's own multi-generation milling operation, Matthews Mill. Lunch included.
  • End of year briefing and Christmas social
    Fri, 16 Dec
    The Izod's, Priory Farm
    16 Dec, 15:00 – 17:30
    The Izod's, Priory Farm, Priory Ln, Lyneham, Chipping Norton OX7 6QN, UK
    A merry occasion to reflect on the work of the cluster over 2022, a few insights from key speakers, and maybe a mince pie!
  • Conservation grazing with Nofence
    Thu, 10 Nov
    What3words ///hillsides.tasters.bagpipes
    10 Nov, 10:30 – 12:30 GMT
    What3words ///hillsides.tasters.bagpipes, Cheltenham GL53 9QL, UK
    A farm walk with James Allen to discuss Nofence, heritage breeds, regenerative grazing, conservation grazing and flying herds among other interesting things
  • Hedgerow management  presentation and farm walk
    Fri, 04 Nov
    Glebe Farm, The Green
    04 Nov, 10:00 – 14:00
    Glebe Farm, The Green, Freeland, Witney OX29 8AP, UK
    The new SFI Hedgerows Standard is due out next year, and never has there been a better opportunity to plan for more, manage better, and build good hedgerows in your farm business.
  • Joint Ventures and Enterprise Stacking
    03 Nov, 09:30 – 16:30
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Thriving, diverse, sustainable farm businesses need great people. But where do we find them and how do we support them? How do we stimulate new enterprises on our farms? Could a new partnership or joint venture be the solution?
  • Modelling Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Capital outcomes for better finance and investment
    28 Oct, 10:00 – 12:00
    Bruern Farmshop, Bruern, Chipping Norton OX7 6QE, UK
    A workshop to explain our new project with the Rothamsted Research Institute and Oxbury Bank, which models natural capital outcomes (e.g. carbon) to lever novel finance packages, and catalyse regenerative farming and conservation projects in the landscape. Tea, coffee and cake too!
  • Cover Cropping and Controlled Traffic Farming
    Tue, 25 Oct
    What 3 words: fluffed.gossiped.curries
    25 Oct, 15:00 – 17:30
    What 3 words: fluffed.gossiped.curries, August Farms, Burford (come off the A361)
    In Nick's words, Conservation Agriculture has proven potential to improve crop yields, while improving the long-term environmental and financial sustainability of farming. Come and see how he approaches it.
  • Opportunities for woodlands
    Mon, 26 Sept
    Blenheim Hordley Wood, then Nicholson's
    26 Sept, 09:00 – 13:30
    Blenheim Hordley Wood, then Nicholson's, Wootton, Woodstock OX20 1EP, UK
    Enjoy lunch, a walk and talk for an overview of agroforestry, copses, benefits for water and air quality, project design, public and private funding, and facilitation.
  • Land App training to support land management
    Wed, 14 Sept
    Zoom surgery - link in meeting description
    14 Sept, 14:00 – 16:00
    Zoom surgery - link in meeting description
    Digital mapping is a pre-requisit for so many land management decisions, grant applications and landscape initiatives. This surgery is designed to support with basic use of Land App and answer any queries we have.
  • ECP Wetland Creation Grant Scheme Launch and BNG Workshop
    Tue, 13 Sept
    Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall
    13 Sept, 18:00 – 20:00
    Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall, Shipton Rd, Milton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6JU, UK
    The Evenlode Catchment Partnership, in conjunction with Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment invites you to the launch of the 2022/23 Wetland Creation Scheme. Enjoy a light supper and get primed for your next wetland project!
  • Winter Bird Feeding:  Last year's survey results and next winter's plans
    Wed, 24 Aug
    What3Words ///drones.venues.riverbank
    24 Aug, 16:00 – 18:00
    What3Words ///drones.venues.riverbank, Chipping Norton OX7 5TB, UK
    Our FiPL funding has enabled us to maximise the impact of supplementary bird feeding. This event will prepare us for next winter's feeding and monitoring season, as well as discuss last year's results
  • Windrush Floodplain Meadows project KICK OFF
    02 Aug, 17:00 – 19:00
    Swan at Swinbrook, The Swan Inn, A40, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, UK
    9 months since we met at Bourton village hall, we call on you to hear a project outline on how to maximise the ecology and financial returns of grazing land in the floodplain.
  • Cluster Carbon Conference
    Fri, 29 Jul
    FarmED
    29 Jul, 10:00 – 16:30
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Understand the role of carbon in our farm cluster soils, how to build it, maintain it, and value it.
  • Land Healer - How Farming Can Save Britain’s Countryside
    25 Jul, 18:00 – 20:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    In discussion with Jake Fiennes as he launched his new book.
  • Countryside Stewardship and Catchment Sensitive Farming:  Farmer Surgery
    06 Jul, 12:00 – 14:00
    Priory Farm, Priory Ln, Lyneham, Chipping Norton OX7 6QN, UK
    Next in our funding 'surgeries' is with Natural England to answer queries, support applications and demystify Countryside Stewardship
  • Fir Farm walk and social
    Tue, 28 Jun
    Lower Swell
    28 Jun, 17:00 – 19:30
    Lower Swell, Fir Farm, Lower Swell, Cheltenham GL54 1LH, UK
    Hot off the heals of Countryfile and the SFT Fir Farm Conference, David Wilson is kindly guiding a farm walk on this diverse, sustainable farming system
  • Long Mead's Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project.
    20 Jun, 16:00 – 18:00
    Long Mead Local Wildlife Site, Long Mead Local Wildlife Site, Swinford, Witney, OX29 4DU
    Join Catriona Bass and Kevan Martin to hear how they are expanding their rare and stunning floodplain meadow habitat along the River Thames.
  • A briefing on Biodiversity Net Gain
    Thu, 16 Jun
    Online Workshop
    16 Jun, 18:00
    Online Workshop
    Join this online workshop to understand more about Biodiversity Net Gain and how it could fit into your farm business plans.