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Big Garden Bee Count – Sunday July 17th

Big Garden Bee Count – Sunday, July 17th The Cheshire Wildlife Trust have teamed up with  RECORD, the local Biological Records Centre, which is producing a bumblebee distribution atlas for Cheshire, and wants you to record your sightings. Find out how you can ‘bee’ a part of something that counts here.

Countryside Stewardship Middle Tier: Apply now

Countryside Stewardship Middle Tier: Apply now The Countryside Stewardship Scheme is now open with applications to be submitted by 30th September 2016 Countryside Stewardship annual agreements are split into levels: Higher Tier (similar to the old Higher Level Stewardship (HLS)) Middle Tier (which replaces Entry Level Stewardship (ELS)) Both Middle and Higher Tier agreements will […]

Seed mix offers 2017

RADA,  as co-ordinators of the Campaign for the Farmed Environment in the Northwest region, are promoting CFE Seed mix offers in 2017. We have vouchers available for 3 seed mixes offers which are delivered with CFE’s supporters at Syngenta, Kings Seeds, BASF and Limagrain UK. These offers provide wildflower seed mixes suitable for farmland at […]

Action on Pollinators: Boost your Bees Farm Walk

Action on Pollinators: Boost your Bees Farm Walk Thursday 14th July 2016, 10.30am-2pm FREE event with lunch provided by the Campaign for the Farmed Environment. Farm walk led by advisors from the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and supported by the Farming Advice Service and Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s farm manager and senior ecologists. Opportunity […]

Free weed wiper hire

Through our Sustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP) we’re working in partnerships with farmers, land owners and stakeholders across the region to protect drinking water quality. We believe that by helping farmers and land owners manage their land in a sustainable manner, the quality of water which drains from it can be improved and the need […]

British Grassland Soil Quality project and workshop

BGS is delighted to be involved in a new collaborative research project, led by Newcastle University and funded by SARIC, the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Innovation Club, an industry/public funding consortium. The project seeks to develop and initiate the use of an innovative web-based platform to help famers and land managers to make informed decisions […]

British Grassland Society are hiring

Part Time office and events administrator Due to relocation from Warwickshire, the British Grassland Society seeks an experienced office and events administrator to assist in their office at Reaseheath College near Nantwich. Duties include: – General office administration, including event bookings, telephone and email enquiries – maintaining and updating membership databases and address lists – […]

Smart Margins CFE event great success

RADA’s Nicola and Rachel held a Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) funded event on the 8th March which was attended by 25 farmers and landowners. The event is the first in a series of FREE Smart Margins events which will look at how to best use your boundaries, buffer strips and hedges to enhance […]

Rookery Brook Interventions work by Countryside students

A group of Countryside first year degree students carried out intervention work on a tributary of the Rookery Brook as part of RADA’s water improvement project. The students created a number of ponds to collect sediment from the soil that is washed off the fields that run directly into the tributary. The sediment-laden soil settles in the pond […]

Princes Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary now open

PCF have teamed up with Land Rover for the third year to offer The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary. To find out more about the bursary watch our video with BBC Countryfile Presenter and Land Rover Ambassador Adam Henson click here The British countryside needs talented people with new ideas and the know-how to keep […]