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This Christmas Support Farmers That Support Nature

26th November 2020

Our Farming For Nature Ambassadors have so many wonderful goodies on offer to help you slide into the festive season knowing your produce is going to taste divine and come from farms that are helping nature and the environment… From turkeys to beef, eggs to lamb, honey to veg boxes…and much more.   Many of which can be delivered to your door. Look no further for your Christmas stocking or table? #supportfarmersthatsupportnature this year! More details

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Ask The Farmer Q&A is back

23rd November 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of our popular ‘Ask the Farmer’ sessions this winter where a number of our amazing Ambassadors will be on-line to tell us a little more about their farm and farming system and to answer your questions about farming for nature. These ‘live’ Monday evening sessions will include a short interview with the featured farmer together with some images from the farm, and then an open Q&A session where

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13th November 2020

Welcome to the November-December 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! View it here

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Patrick Frankel

3rd November 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Patrick Frankel from Co.Cork. We are delighted to include Patrick 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 Patrick Frankel runs Kilbrack Organic Farm with his partner Judith and their young family. This is a 145-acre farm in Doneraile, Co. Cork. His

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Winner of the FFN Public Choice Award announced

26th October 2020

The 2020 National Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards was held on Saturday night. Now in its 3rd year, the awards recognised eight outstanding examples of how farming can have a positive impact on our biodiversity and climate.   President Higgins wrote to the Farmers ahead of the awards and stressed their importance in addressing biodiversity and climate crises “Your efforts represent real and tangible forms of active citizenship, contributing to social betterment in so many communities

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Burren Winterage Weekend Programme now available

30th September 2020

Burren Winterage is online this year between Wed 21st – Sun 25th October.   Booking links are now open the the Burren Winterage School events. Events include webinars by EIPs, talks by farmer and bestselling author James Rebanks (‘A Shepherd’s Life’), Patrick Holden, founder of the Sustainable Food Trust in the UK and Rob Burton, one of the authors of ‘The Good Farmer: Culture and Identity in Food and Agriculture’. Our annual Farming for Nature Ambassador

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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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