Here are a series of podcasts from farmers on why and how these farmers are doing their bit for nature. Listen to them below.
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Can intensive farmers make a profit and farm for nature at the same time? Conventional dairy farmer, Donal Sheehan, explains how he has changed the way he farms to encourage more wildlife. Donal is a third generation farmer from the Bride Valley in east Cork, Ireland.
More information about Donal’s farm here
Roscommon farmer Tommy Earley talks about his farm and how – and why – he leaves spaces for nature.
More information about Tommy’s farm here.
Sean O’Farrell has a mixed farm near Roscrea in Co. Tipperary. A few years ago he changed the way he farms. He explains why he did this, and how he makes space for wild species on his land.
More information Sean’s farm here.
Ailbhe Gerrard farms on the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary. Her approach to farming is not limited to food – she also tries to produce better land for nature.
More information on Ailbhe’s farm is here.
Olly farms in the valley of Glenasmole in the Dublin Mountains. He’s new to farming, and talks about his approach to producing food and habitats for wildlife on his land.
More information on Olly’s farm is here
Padraig Corcoran has a beef and sheep farm in Mount Plunkett in Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon. He talks about how he manages his 54 acre farm for food production and nature.
More information on Padraig farm here.