World Soil Day – open farm event
World Soil Day is held annually on 5 December as a way of focusing attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.
We work in partnership with the people and industries in our area to reduce and prevent the amount of pollutants in the soil and to stop them reaching our drinking water supplies.
We work with farmers to ensure water quality is maintained and improved through soil quality - this can also have other environmental benefits including reduced flood risk, more sustainable agriculture and improved understanding of pollution risks.
One of the ways we do this is through SPRING 2, our Environmental Protection Scheme. SPRING 2 offers farmers grants of up to £10k per farm towards the costs of land management options and improvements to protect the environment and improve water quality.
Spring 2 - environmental protection scheme
Grants of up to £10k for farm land management options and improvements to protect the environment and improve water quality.
As part of the World Soil Day events, South Staffs Water is holding an open farm event on 17 December at at Atkin Farms (our Trial Farm), Brookfield Farm, Field, Uttoxeter, Staffs,
ST14 8SG. Lunch will be provided.
The event offers:
- A tour of the current cover crops trial, looking at four different seed mixes
- A talk from Emma Bedford, DSV Seeds about their selection of cover crop seed mixes, their impact on soil health and structure and main crop yields
- An opportunity to ask both Rob Atkin, Atkin Farms and Emma Smail, South Staffs Water, questions about the running of the farm or the SPRING grant scheme.
To book a place:
Call Emma Smail on 07776654976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 4 December 2018