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Tees-Swale: naturally connected – upcoming events

What: Carbon Calling – on-farm conference
When: Saturday 25 June 2022
Where: Sleastonhow, Kirkby Thore, Penrith

Are you a farmer within the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected programme boundary with an interest in soil heath? If so, heavily subsidised tickets are available to this on-farm conference.

Carbon Calling is a knowledge-exchange initiative created by farmers to provide discussion amongst livestock and food producers, and to help them address climate, biodiversity, societal and food security issues.

What: Drop-in Session:
When: Wednesday 29 July 2022, 11-3pm
Where: Reeth Memorial Hall

Are you a farmer or landowner interested in opportunities for nature recovery on your land?

Through the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected programme, representatives from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Peat Partnership, Forestry Commission and The Farmer Network will be on hand – along with a series of large-scale maps – to discuss ideas about nature recovery, as well as how projects might be developed and delivered through the various schemes, and to highlight possible funding opportunities.

Refreshments available.

What: Grass Species ID Workshop
When: Wednesday 29 June 2022, 6-8pm

Where: Crow Trees Farm, Muker

An evening farm walk with Ian Cairns Agrifood, to look at identifying the main grass species in the Yorkshire Dales, discuss their content in terms of habitat and nutrition, and touch on management of unimproved and improved grassland typical of the area.

The workshop will be followed by supper in the Farmers Arms, Muker.

Booking by Monday 27 June essential.

For full details on any of the above events and to book your place, please contact Christa Nelson, Tees-Swale Farming and Nature Officer on 07825 934365 or