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.
Welcome address by Dalyesford Farm Manager Richard Smith and Susanne Padel speaking on behalf of Agricology.
Richard talking about their pedigree herd of rare breed Gloucester Cows
The herd of dairy Gloucester Cows which they milk to produce Gloucester cheese to sell through the Daylesford shop
The herd of pedigree Friesian cows
The mobile speaker system bringing up the rear
Head grower Jez explaining more about their approach
Abby listening to Jed’s engaging presentation
Strawberry picking session..
Farmer Stephen Briggs explaining more about Agroforestry, a new approach to increasing farm production
Produce World Director Andrew Burgess talking about- LEAF (Linking the Environment and Farming) and field-scale horticulture
Tractor and trailer ride through the Daylesford Estate
Driving through the Estate
The herd of Aberdeen Angus cows and calves
An impressive crop of sainfoin
Bees collecting pollen from the sainfoin
Not exactly sure what was going on here but the cows were very rather amused..
Driving up a wet road to the chicken enterprise
One of the modern mobile chicken tractors for their small flocks of organic free range egg laying hens
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