Training events 2011
Emorsgate are hosting two events this year as part of the flora locale training programme.
These events are for people involved in the design, management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, new urban development, village green, city park or school grounds.
For more information on flora locale events and book a place click here
Grassland management, restoration and creation under Higher Level Stewardship
Wednesday 29 June
This day considers options, and science, for managing, restoring and creating limestone grassland demonstrated with examples at Manor Farm.
The day will be field-based and will look at fine examples of unimproved limestone grassland with associated rare species, and many examples of restored and created grasslands.
A wide range of techniques applied over 15 years to different fields will be demonstrated and discussed. For example: grazing, mowing, weed control, soil fertility, overseeding, scarification and using Yellow Rattle.
There will also be an opportunity to see fieldscale crop production of wild seed and brush harvesting.
Specifying for and creating flower-rich habitats in towns and countryside
Friday 24 June
King's Lynn, Norfolk
This day will review the use of wild seeds for landscaping and biodiversity projects ranging from field margins on farmland to urban green roof schemes.
Practical guidelines on specifying seed will be presented, covering selection of appropriate species and seed origin. Extensive demonstration plots established on Emorsgate's seed farm will provide an opportunity to discuss practical issues of ground preparation, weed control, sowing and aftercare. Emphasis will be placed on managing wild seeds as habitat-based mixtures towards the objective of delivering maximum biodiversity, wildlife and aesthetic benefits.
Participants may also be interested in the two-day scything event at nearby Wimpole Hall on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.
Call us or email if you would like to find out more about either day and to discuss how it can answer your questions on wild flower use.
The Management of Floodplain Meadows
16th-18th May 2011
This is a practical course aimed at professional conservation advisors and site managers responsible for the management or restoration of floodplain meadows. This workshop is being run by the Field studies council with sessions lead by the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (including a contribution by Richard Brown from Emorsgate).
Posted on 18 April 2011,