There are several events in the county coming up which may be of interest to CMG members.
Meet the Contractors: Sharing Best Practice in Meadow and Grassland Management
Wednesday 25 May, 12:30 – 17:00
Pantwgan Farm, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen
A joint event arranged by Plantlife and PONT. A range of contractors and machinery both big and small, traditional and modern will be made available for demonstration and discussion by the contractors who use them. Free event. Book here:https://tixoom.app/plantlife/4ljlqgl5
Identification workshop: Common meadow and grassland plants
Tuesday 7 June, 10:00 – 15:00
Carmel Nature Reserve, A476, Llanelli, SA14 7TN
A Plantlife event to be held at Carmel. This is a 1-day botanical identification workshop focusing on plants of meadows and grasslands, and will cover common indicator plants of hay meadows and rhos pasture. Free event. Booking here: http://bit.ly/MMCbook
Visit the farm of Sorcha and Brian Lewis, third-generation tenant farmers living at Troedrhiwdrain Farm
Sorcha and Brian Lewis are third generation tenant farmers living at Troedrhiwdrain Farm with their two children. Troedrhiwdrain (meaning ‘at the foot of the thorny bank’), is a 580ha family upland farm.
Over the last 10 years, Brian and Sorcha have developed the productivity of the farm, whilst successfully retaining and incorporating many important habitats, including hay meadows, ffridd and rhos pasture.
Wednesday 18 May 14.00 – Free but booking required
Booking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-visit-troedrhiwdrain-nature-friendly-farming-week-tickets-335458584657?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing
Visit Esgairllaethdy, a biodiverse-rich upland farm in the Brecon Beacons
Hywel Morgan farms beef and sheep at Esgairllaethdy Myddfai, Llandovery, on the western end of the Brecon Beacons. The farm comprises 230 acres, including 50 acres of conservation grazing, plus grazing rights on the adjoining common land known as Mynydd Du, where his cattle help manage the land for biodiversity. There is also 25 acres of native woodland.
Thursday 19 May 14.00 – Free event but booking required