Soil Association Crofting event on Lismore

17 June 2019

Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Monday 17th June   10.30 - 4.30     Isle of Lismore

Join us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland
Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix
Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons
Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland
Hear from speakers Peter Martin (Agronomy Institute, Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty), Ali Karley (The James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSifyproject) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s EU-ReMIX project)

Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.
Booking is required.  Book online now.

For more information call Clem on 0131 370 8150 or email.
Field Lab run in partnership with The James Hutton Institute and SRUC.

Sustainable crofting study tour: Accommodation and travel bursaries available to enable additional visits on Lismore on Sunday 16th June, including The Sailean Project who use Holistic Management to improve soil health and grass productivity, selling 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured chicken and eggs direct to customers.  For more information contact
     Maria Scholten     07388 086438        maria.scholten@yahoo.co.uk

 

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