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Give great farmers a hand (without moving from your chair)
I want to know what you think. I need to know what you think. "What about?", you may ask. Its one of my favourite subjects - the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award . This year I want it to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever. So when voting opens in the hopefully sunny summer days...
27 Feb 2013
Fundraising for farm wildlife advice
Think of a wild place in the UK. It doesn’t matter where, just a place you think of as ‘wilderness.' It might be rolling moorlands and mountains, deep forest, fields stretching as far as the eye can see, upland bogs, or a network of waterways glinting in the sun. Many of you may...
19 Feb 2013
Are you this year’s Henry?
I’m sure you remember Henry Edmunds (above, with Adam Henson), overall UK winner of the 2012 RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award . Now the hunt is on for this year's Henry (or Henrietta!). The Nature of Farming Award does three big things: Gives all farmers doing their bit for wildlife...
5 Feb 2013
LIFE under the spotlight
What do you get if you mix an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of farmers, volunteers and RSPB staff and stick them in front of an international audience from across the agriculture sector for a day? Lots of interesting discussions, real insight to the value of our farmland conservation work and plenty...
3 Dec 2012
Caravan of love
I have childhood memories of long hot journeys to summer holidays in Cornwall. Our small stuffy car was packed to the gunwales with my gran, 2 parents, us three kids and one dog. My Dad would groan and complain bitterly when we got stuck behind a caravan on the single carriageway roads. Our car was not...
14 Nov 2012
In our eyes Henry Edmunds is a star
By Tracé Williams, Great Bustard LIFE Manager As I talk to this years Nature of Farming Award winner, Henry Edmunds, it becomes clear he is a true guardian of wildlife. Henry’s farm, the Cholderton Estate in Wiltshire, has been managed by his family since 1880, with Henry taking...
26 Oct 2012
On Tour- Best of NoFA in the East!
The Nature of Farming Award Tour of the best entries in the East this year is now in full swing- starting last week with RSPB Eastern England Regional Director, Paul Forecast presenting the Award to the Regional Winner... read about the winner and the other events in the tour below- and then why not...
16 Oct 2012
Hats off to Henry!
Wiltshire farmer Henry Edmunds has scooped the top prize in the 2012 RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award . Henry runs a mixed organic farm on the Cholderton Estate with a motto of 'sustainable agriculture in practice'. He is truly an ambassador for a modern farming business, and we heartily...
24 Sep 2012
Keeping yourself grounded
By Nick Tomalin, Wessex Farmland Projects Manager Image courtesy of RSPB Images. Spreading hedge parsley. As an enthusiastic nine year old I was always looking up. Partly this was down to a cheery disposition, partly because I was shorter than everyone else at that age, and partly it was due...
30 Aug 2012
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