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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Mona Muller

6th July 2022

‘Self sustainability on a mixed stock farm’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Mona Muller on Tuesday 19th July at 8pm. Just register here  Mona and Harry Muller, along with their four children, farm 38.5 hectares of wet grassland in the Slieve Aughty Mountains in Co. Clare. The family farm is situated in a Hen Harrier Special Protected Area and they are members of the Hen Harrier programme since 2018. “The areas of wetland

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Graham Harris

21st June 2022

‘Soil regeneration on a sheep and tillage farm’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Graham Harris on Tuesday 5th July at 8pm. Just register here  Graham Harris took over the family farm in 2003 and continued to farm the land conventionally until about 5 years ago. Since then, he has been gradually moving away from intensive systems towards holistic, regenerative practices. Guided by biodynamic principles, Graham has been focusing on “removing as many harmful

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Upland grazing in the Slieve Aughties. Farm Walk with Nia O Malley

16th June 2022

Join us on Sunday 26th June with #FFNAmbassador Nia O’Malley on her farm in the Sliabh Aughty mountains in Co Galway. Nia is a HNV farmer who is passionate about managing the uplands with careful & considered cattle grazing. Book tickets for this walk here https://tickettailor.com/events/farmingfornature/698036#…

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Nicholas Redmond

15th June 2022

‘Developing my farm as a Nature Reserve’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Nicholas Redmond next Monday 20th June at 8pm. Just register here  Nicholas Redmond is a mixed stock organic farmer from north county Wexford. He farms sheep and Dexter cattle. There are also chickens, donkeys and alpacas on the farm. Approximately 18 acres of the land is under forestry – some an old-growth Oak forest and the rest a mixed broadleaf forest.

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Pat McKenna

7th June 2022

‘Low inputs and low impacts on a beef farm’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Pat McKenna from Monaghan next Tuesday 14th June at 8pm. Just register here  Pat Mckenna farms a Dexter suckler herd in Co. Monaghan. The farm is situated on 60 acres of marginal land at the foothills of Sliabh Beagh. The herd consists of about 90 cattle and Pat operates a calf to beef system. The premium Dexter beef

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Case study: Rewilding with Randal Plunkett

25th May 2022

There’s been a lot of talk about rewilding, so we decided to take a closer look ourselves. Randal Plunkett, a 2021 nominee, has a rewilding project on his land. Here he shows what he has achieved. Randal Plunkett is the founder of Dunsany nature reserve in county Meath. Dunsany Estate is Ireland’s largest privately owned nature reserve and at present Ireland’s only recognized large scale rewilding project. Randal inherited the estate in 2011 and took

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Farming for Nature Welcomes Kildare Farmer to the network  

25th May 2022

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project is delighted to welcome Kildare farmer, Graham Harris to their growing Ambassador network. “I firmly believe if I can get the soil right, then I don’t have to worry about much else.” says Graham Harris on the power of soil regeneration in running a productive sheep and tillage farm. Graham Harris took over the family farm in 2003 and continued to farm the land conventionally until about 5 years

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Aoife Reilly

23rd May 2022

‘Running a productive 7.5acre farm alongside nature’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Aoife Reilly of Glasrai Farm next Tuesday 31st May at 8pm. Just register here    Joe and Aoife Reilly of Glasraí Farm run a 7.5 acre organic market garden in Hollymount, county Mayo. Biodiversity is of huge importance on the farm – “We farm with the earth as our core value and encourage a biodiverse, vibrant, healthy eco-system rather than a

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Farming for Nature Welcomes Clare Farmers to the network

17th May 2022

Farming for Nature Welcomes Clare Farmers to the network  “A reason why we farm for nature would be the importance of looking after the whole Web of nature’s diversity with all its visible and invisible parts to sustain us as part of this Web. We as humans benefit from  nature in ways that cannot always be quantified in material gain.” says Mona Muller The Farming for Nature (FFN) project is delighted to welcome Clare farmers,

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Colm Gavin

9th May 2022

Next up in our Ask the Farmer Q&A series is Mayo sheep farmer Colm Gavin. Register here Colm Gavin is an 8th generation farmer, farming in the Bundorragha catchment in Mayo. He farms 90-100 Mayo blackface ewes. The sheep are out on the mountain year-round, grazing the multi-species natural vegetation and maintaining the land. Colm operates an extremely low impact farming system and very few external inputs are required on the farm. Colm is involved

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