Other News & Events
- Wild Mind Festival in Fenet, Co.Kerry will include a panel of Farming For Nature farmers discussing the work they do to enhance nature on their farms. 24th-26th April. More information here.
- Burren in Bloom with the Burrenbeo Trust will feature a weekend of walks and talks including a movie night to show some of our amazing Farming For Nature films. Unfortunately the event has been postponed but hoping to run Burren in Bloom this year at a later date than advertised but please note this is also not a certainty. Keep an eye on the website here.
- Countrywide featured Farming For Nature Ambassador, Gerard Walshe’s farm on their programme on the 15th February, at 34 mins in, describing how he farms for nature. Listen to it here.
- Do you have any farming and nature images that you would like to share with us? We are always looking to build up our bank of images to help spread the message. If there are any you have that you are happy to share please forward to email@example.com
Due to regular requests from farmers across Ireland, we have put together various sections on the website to help guide you, the farmer, to find ways to improve nature on your farm. If you have any additional ideas you would like us to include and share, please let us know, all ideas and support are most welcome!
Farming for Nature is an independent, not-for-profit initiative which aims to support High Nature Value (HNV) farming in Ireland. It was established in 2018.
Much of the impetus for Farming for Nature has come from our experience of working with farmers in the Burren region, western Ireland. This convinced us, if given the right financial incentives, technical support and encouragement, of the enthusiasm of many farmers to look after their heritage (the pocket, head and heart as we say). During this time we also witnessed the power of ‘partnership’ in achieving what are, ultimately, common goals: indeed we are delighted to welcome many of these partners, agricultural and environmental, in supporting this initiative.
The Farming For Nature project started with a national award. The main purpose of this award was to unearth and to share the stories of farmers across Ireland who are making a positive difference to nature on their farms and in their communities. We want to show that farmers are a part of nature and not apart from it, and we want to use these positive testimonies to encourage others to follow suit. We want to show that farming for nature can also be agriculturally, economically and socially progressive.
Of course storytelling alone won’t solve all of our challenges. So we are currently looking at developing our resources, our outreach and expanding our network. We hope to use the website and other media to promote and share some of the exciting emerging initiatives and technical innovations taking place in Ireland today, for example our locally-led ‘European Innovation Partnerships’ and our ‘Results-based’ Agri-environmental programmes.
We hope you can join us on this journey.
Please visit the website to find out more about The Team and Current Ambassadors and Useful Resources
Ambassadors’ Products & Services
Looking for ways to support those farmers who support nature on their farms? How about getting an organic leg of lamb sent straight to the door, a fillet of beef 100% grazed outdoors in butterfly-rich grassland, honey from bees that are getting their nectar from wild bird cover, vegetables that have been carefully grown from local seed, get a farm tour for your school, or stay and/or volunteer on an organic farm. Click here to get the list of products and services available from our Farming For Nature Ambassadors. And make sure you tell them we sent you!
Share with us any comments, queries, stories or points of interest by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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