Ryevitalise Sustainability Event – Integrating Trees To Farming Systems

Ryevitalise Event – Integrating Trees To Farming Systems

Organised by Ryevitalise and hosted by kind permission of Richard McLane’s family on their small family farm in Gilling East near Helmsley, this event is for the benefit of farmers in the local area and will look at the value of integrating trees into farm systems, providing the benefits a project like this can provide.

The event will include a walk of the farm to showcase different tree and hedge planting projects which have taken place over the course of several years, some funded by Richard’s father and others funded by Richard’s staircase business, Bisca – as part of their sustainability programme which is in operation to minimise its carbon footprint.

On Monday 6th November at 10am, farmers from the Ryevitalise catchment area are invited to join the team on a Farm Walk in Gilling East, where they will explore the benefits and practicalities of integrating trees into farming systems. They will discuss how more trees can be grown, whilst sustaining strong productivity of farmland.

Ryevitalise Event Itinerary

The event will be introduced by the McLane family who will summarise the projects they have undertaken.

Headline speaker, James Ramskir Gardiner will then take over – speaking as national agroforestry advisor for the Forestry Commission. He will be joined by members of the woodland team from both the North York Moors National Park Authority and local Forestry Commission, who will together present opportunities for integrating trees, explaining the funding and support that is available.

Discussion Topics Include:

Introduction to the concepts of integrating trees into your farm system (agroforestry) and making the most of your existing farm woodlands
Grant opportunities for integrating trees through the National and local schemes
Research and evidence showing how trees can benefit livestock and agricultural productivity
Design considerations when adding trees into your farming system
Farm walk looking at how an orchard has been created and fruit trees added into hedgerows, along with more mature wood pasture

**This event has taken place and can no longer be booked**

For information on future events, please use the contact details below

Visit Ryevitalise website here
– Email: hugillandeaton@outlook.com
– Or Call Fraser on 07502 425266



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