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
26th May 2020
We would like to introduce our Ambassador for May, Feargal Ó Cuinneangáin, from Belmullet, Co.May. We are delighted to include Feargal 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. Feargal has 25 acres on the Mullet Peninsula where his primary objective is to return Corncrakes to the farm, while also boosting
13th May 2020
20th MAY: Making Nature a Priority in our Farm Business with Kate Egan. Register for this webinar at – https://bit.ly/WebinarKateEgan Kate runs a 9-acre chemical free farm dedicated to biodiversity and permaculture in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath. She bought the farm with her partner, Tom in 2016 and is a good example of what can be achieved both in terms of habitat building and yield production in a short amount of time. Kate’s products include mainly annual vegetables, fruit
1st May 2020
We would like to introduce our honorary Ambassador for April, Donna Mullen from Tyerworker in Co.Meath. We are delighted to include Donna 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 Donna and her husband brought their 43-acre farm twenty years ago. It initially comprised of three large fields of intensive grassland
24th April 2020
Managing healthy habitats for livestock with Clive Bright Register for this webinar at – https://bit.ly/WebinarWithClive Clive raises 100% grass-fed organic beef on his 120-acre farm in Ballymote, Co.Sligo. He has built his ‘Rare Ruminare’ brand based on his mix of traditional breeds such as Hereford, Shorthorn, Angus and Irish Moiled which are well suited to maintaining the farm’s species-rich grasslands. He sells his beef directly to the consumer. He uses mob-grazing to ensure that grasslands are
23rd April 2020
Biodiversity in our backyards with Juanita Browne. One third of our 99 bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. This talk will introduce
22nd April 2020
‘Farming for Nature: the role of results-based payments’ is an edited book that collates several Irish experiences of developing and applying results-based approaches for the conservation of farmland biodiversity. This book is intended for an international audience of practitioners, policymakers and academics interested in results-based approaches for the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services. The book is available to download as a pdf (~13 MB) Farming for Nature: the Role of Results-Based Payments.
14th April 2020
‘Improving biodiversity on farmland – where there’s a will there’s a way!’ with Donal Sheehan The Wild Wednesday Webinars is a series webinars on the themes of farming, nature and heritage. Co-hosted by the Burrenbeo Trust and the Farming for Nature initiative, they will take place every Wednesday between 8 and 9pm, over the next few weeks. Each webinar will give us an opportunity to virtually meet and listen to a guest speaker as they
10th April 2020
The Wild Wednesday Webinars is a series webinars on the themes of farming, nature and heritage. Co-hosted by the Burrenbeo Trust and the Farming for Nature initiative, they will take place every Wednesday between 8 and 9pm, over the next few weeks. Each webinar will give us an opportunity to virtually meet and listen to a guest speaker as they talk about their ideas, experiences and lessons they have learned in their area of work.
19th February 2020
The Farming For Nature’s series of farm walks are an opportunity for the Farming For Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land. The walks are supported by Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. They are €5 to attend and you have to register in advance as spaces are limited. See the line up below. For more information go here.