ORC Wakelyns Agroforestry Open Day
26 June 2013
Agro-ecology: Science & Practice for Sustainable Farming
ORC Wakelyns Agroforestry, Metfield Lane, Fressingfield, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5SD
Experts will offer challenging views on the use of energy in society and agriculture, showing how the application of agro-ecology to crop production can improve energy balances while maintaining biodiversity in agricultural systems. A farm tour will highlight a brand new EU project in agroforestry and showcase the range of cropping ideas in progress, with the latest from Brussels on regulations affecting wheat populations. Our new principal scientist and team leader for crops and agroforestry, Dr. Robbie Girling, will be joining the discussions.
10:00 – Arrivals and refreshments
10:20 – Welcome from Martin Wolfe to Wakelyns Agroforestry and from Nic Lampkin, Director of ORC
10:30 – Steve Jones, Permaculture: The Energy Crisis and Agriculture
11:00 – Pete Ianetta, The James Hutton Institute: Functional Diversity: the Values of Wild Arable Plants
11:30 – Refreshment break
12:00 – Barbara Smith, The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (TBC): Finding room for all in farming
12:30 – Discussion
13:15 – Lunch
14:15 – Farm Tour: Agroforestry and Arable demonstrations and trials
16:00 – Refreshment break and discussion
17:00 – Finish
Registration and payment
Cost: £30 + VAT per person, includes lunch and all refreshments.
£10 + VAT discount for ORC Friends, Participatory Research Network and IOTA members
To book a place and request discounts if applicable, please contact Gillian Woodward.
On-line registration and payment will be available here very shortly (sorry, no discounts via this route).
Please have alook at the website for more info. – http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/?i=events.php&event_id=241