Natural Farming Event
Grassland systems dominating the agricultural landscape in Great Britain are largely economically unproductive, ecologically degraded, dominated by a single grass species, organic carbon poor and heavily reliant on inputs to maintain productivity. Our farm, and Lane End Farm, buck this trend.
Lane End Farm is part of the National Trust’s Sizergh Estate and an important area of species rich grassland, which has been managed for conservation over the last 10 years. Also on the Estate, ours is a family run dairy farm and rural business and we are applying the Holistic Management methodology including Holistic Planned Grazing.
At both farms, we are committed to finding workable solutions that make our businesses resilient during the forthcoming economic uncertainty of Brexit. We are land managers and know that the key to future prosperity lies in the soil and in healthy functioning ecosystems. We also support the assertion that partnership working should become commonplace between practitioners and professionals.
This event represents the start of a new regime: demonstrating new ways of working that can influence the future of farming.
Tickets for the event are available to CIEEM members, non-members and students on the CIEEM website.
We’re pleased to once again be exhibiting pieces by Caren and Peter Threlfall. The work will be on sale in the café until January 2019 and is produced in their family studio in Arnside, where both artists live and work.
Caren uses wool and silk fibres in a ‘painterly’ way in order to create textural moody felt pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes and floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media including: Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces and Devore.
Peter paints mostly in acrylics. His subjects range from Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes and also figurative paintings of Cockle Pickers and Fishermen in Morecambe Bay. All are vibrant and full of texture, as well as being expressive. Peter enjoys interpreting the interplay of light in his work.