Green Cert Trainers – Classroom materials
Below are a number of resources that you might find helpful to show at your training sessions.
Why Soil Matters – and how to improve it is a short animation on why good healthy soil is important to all of us and how as a livestock or arable farmer you can improve it on your land for the benefit of your land, your community and the planet. This short video (just over 3mins long) may be useful to show at a training session.
More information on practical actions you can take for more fertile soil here.
Green Cert trainers – additional materials
Below are a number of additional resources that you might find helpful to show at your training sessions.
Why farming for nature is a good investment Leaflet
The below one page leaflet lays out why it is beneficial to farmers, to their farm and to the environment to farm alongside nature.
This leaflet that may be handy to download, print and hand out to your participants.
This can be downloaded here: Leaflet
Looking after your soil – some simple practical advice leaflet
‘Looking after your soil – some simple practical advice is a one page leaflet that may be handy to download, print and hand out to your participants. This can be downloaded here:
Sust Soil Man Prat-gen FINAL.
This educational video outlines how to plant a whitethorn hedge and why it is beneficial to your farm. It includes how to assess your site, the importance of soil fertility, planting and pruning, how do you manage weeds etc The video shows Clare-based Farming for Nature Ambassador Jim Cronin teaching a whitethorn hedging course on his farm and his top tips on the above.
If you are interested in learning more, here are some guidelines on how to enhance biodiversity on your farm depending on habitat:
Arable lands Field Boundaries Grasslands Peatlands Soil Wetlands, Ponds & Waterways Woodlands Other Habitats
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