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22nd September 2020

Welcome to the September-October edition of the Farming for Nature Newsletter. This bimonthly publication contains news and upcoming events, offers helpful nature-friendly tips for your farm, and shares useful resources, including words of wisdom from our farmers! As we enter the Autumn and approach the old feast of ‘Samhain’ – signifying the end of the harvest season – hopefully most farmers out there have the crops and fodder saved and can take a breather to

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Listen to our most recent podcast with Bridget Murphy

19th September 2020

Bridget is an 8th generation farmer with 125 acres on the Ox Mountains. She farms sheep, horses, trees and native Irish bees. ‘Produce less but with much higher value that is economical viable’ to the farmer & the consumer. Listen to this fascinating podcast with Farming For Nature Ambassador Bridget Murphy.  Listen to the podcast below and more information on Bridget’s Farm here.

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Farming For Nature Ambassadors Announced

15th September 2020

The national Farming For Nature initiative is proud and delighted to announce its first cohort of eight wonderful Farming for Nature Ambassadors for 2020 and is encouraging members of the public to view a series of specially-commissioned short films which provide an insight to these farmers and their inspiring work. Now in its third year, Farming For Nature (FFN, www.farmingfornature.ie) was set up with an aim to source, share and celebrate the stories of farmers

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Pádraic Ó Flaithearta

4th September 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Pádraic Ó Flaithearta from the Aran Islands. We are delighted to include Pádraic in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community Pádraic Ó Flaithearta runs a small suckler farm on Inis Mór, Co. Galway. The farm is predominantly composed of orchid-rich calcareous

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Fergal Smith

26th August 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Fergal Smith from Moyhill Community Farm. We are delighted to include Fergal in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community Fergal Smith is the main driver behind Moyhill Community Farm, a regenerative agriculture farm. At the farm they currently manage 66 acre

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Bridget Murphy

18th August 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Bridget Murphy from Co.Sligo. We are delighted to include Bridget in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community Bridget has been living on and farming mountain land for nearly 20 years. She would be the 8th generation she knows farming the land.

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Darina Allen

1st July 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Darina Allen from East Cork. We are delighted to include Darina in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community Darina has a mixed stock organic farm with her husband. The farm includes one acre wide glasshouses which yield an abundance of fruit

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A new series of Ask The Farmer

30th June 2020

Our new Ask the Farmer series starts next Monday. These online Q&A sessions with our amazing Farming For Nature Ambassadors is an opportunity to find out more about their tried & tested methods of encouraging nature on their farm. Free but registration is required: bit.ly/AsktheFarmer   Farming For Nature Ambassadors Darina Allen, Mervyn Auchmuty,  Suzanna Crampton, Feargal Ó Cuinneagain, and Bridget Murphy  will be our featured guests during our upcoming ‘Ask the Farmer’ sessions this

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Farming For Nature wins global biodiversity award!

29th June 2020

Irish ‘Farming for Nature’ project wins Global Award Today!! A small Irish start-up which aims to identify, promote and support farmers, and farming practices, that improve farmland biodiversity was today announced as a prize winner in a prestigious international competition, the ‘Act for Biodiversity Challenge’. From over 200 projects across the world, Farming for Nature was awarded second place, with a cash prize of 40,000 euros. Competition organisers said that ‘This year, the U.N. reported

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Wild Wednesday Webinar with Tommy Earley and Kim McCall

27th May 2020

Hosted by Brendan Dunford and Brigid Barry, this session will have Farming for Nature ambassadors Tommy Early and Kim McCall talk about their farming practices and answer any questions participants may have. Tommy manages his 100-acre organic Aberdeen Angus suckler farm on the shores of Lough Allen, Co. Roscommon. He has been farming organically on the site since 1996 with a clear focus on nature and habitat conservation. His farm has high natural value with

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