Trees can bring a wealth of benefits to a farm, from life-saving shelter for livestock, combatting soil erosion, warming the soil to extend the growing season and slowing run-off. But we know many of farmers are worried about planting affecting your subsidies and grants.
In this short vlog, Tim Field of Agricology discusses using a Woodland Trust grant to plant 800 trees on a 30 acre field which currently comprises of established chicken ranges.
Nottinghamshire farmers and father and son Richard and James Thomas can recall more than one occasion when he stood watching his livelihood literally wash away before his eyes. The problems of water and wind erosion were worsening at his farm. Strategically positioned shelter belts can protect topsoil against the dangers of erosion from wind and rain, improving the productivity of a farm.
Ted Green explains the use of tree hay, a traditional fodder once used widely in the UK, and still used in areas of Europe.
A gastronomy tv show about wood pastures and products from wood pastures.
David Brass, CEO of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company, is a recognised advocate of tree planting as an active part of farm management. Introducing trees to his farm, David is not only seeing commercial benefits but also helping to improve animal health.
Farmers Paul and Nic Renison use mob grazing techniques to improve the productivity of their farm. They have been planting new trees and hedges across their farm to increase shelter for their flock and to reduce lamb loss.
Professor Martin Wolfe is one of the UK's pre-eminent pioneers in Agroforestry. He has devoted over twenty years of his life to investigating the ways and means by which trees can be integrated into farming systems to develop their resilience and productivity.
Alan Schofield is the owner of "Growing with Nature", the UK's longest organic vegetable box. scheme.
Stephen and Lynn Briggs are tenant farmers at Whitehall Farm in Cambridgeshire. They have integrated trees into their wheat, barley, clover and vegetable-producing business, establishing the largest agroforestry system in the UK.
An interview with Laurence Smith, Senior Sustainability Researcher , Organic Research Centre
Iain Tolhurst, affectionately known as Tolly, runs Tolhurst Organic, one of the longest running organic vegetable farms in England. Tolly has recently developed an agroforestry system on one of his fields.
Anja Vieweger, Senior Crops researcher from the Organic Research Centre, Newbury, UK, outlines Six Steps to Successful Field Experimentation.
Informal footage of the 4th general assembly of Agforward, an EU funded programme supporting the development of agroforestry in Europe.
Iain Tolhurst, affectionately known as Tolly, runs Tolhurst Organic, one of the longest running organic vegetable farms in England.