Many different organisations across boundaries and labels have grouped together to form Agricology, a curated knowledge base for ecological farming ideas..

Farmerama Abby and I went along to the Agricology Open Day held at Daylesford Farm a couple of months ago to learn more about it and see some of their sustainable farming practices first hand…

You can listen to the feature we recorded in episode 13 of Farmerama embedded at the bottom of this post or available to download via iTunes.

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Welcome address by Dalyesford Farm Manager Richard Smith and Susanne Padel speaking on behalf of Agricology.

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Richard talking about their pedigree herd of rare breed Gloucester Cows

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The herd of dairy Gloucester Cows which they milk to produce Gloucester cheese to sell through the Daylesford shop

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The herd of pedigree Friesian cows

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The mobile speaker system bringing up the rear

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Head grower Jez explaining more about their approach

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Abby listening to Jed’s engaging presentation

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Strawberry picking session..

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Farmer Stephen Briggs explaining more about Agroforestry, a new approach to increasing farm production

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Produce World Director Andrew Burgess talking about- LEAF (Linking the Environment and Farming) and field-scale horticulture

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Tractor and trailer ride through the Daylesford Estate

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Driving through the Estate

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The herd of Aberdeen Angus cows and calves

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An impressive crop of sainfoin

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Bees collecting pollen from the sainfoin

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Not exactly sure what was going on here but the cows were very rather amused..

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Driving up a wet road to the chicken enterprise

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One of the modern mobile chicken tractors for their small flocks of organic free range egg laying hens

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