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Local event to explore different farming practices

Photo: Low Sizergh Farm

A local event will be held to explore how farmers can farm more sustainably, considering economic, social and environmental factors.

It will be held at Low Sizergh Farm in Kendal and is part of a global training initiative stemming from Argentina to Zimbabwe and Cumbria.

Local farmer, Richard Park, in collaboration with the Savoury Network Hub, will share methods he uses to ensure how livestock improves the health of the soil and in turn use healthy soil to pro-long the life of the farm's milk supply.

Credit: Low Sizergh Farm

We are undergoing a change in land management practices and we want to share our early experience with others who are asking similar questions about how to work with nature to achieve a thriving, food producing, species-rich landscape.

We are aware of the bigger picture in which we run our businesses, and that helps us adapt as we cope with everything from the vagaries of the Cumbrian weather to increasing food prices and future food security.

We share ideas and information with local and national networks of farmers food and farming organisations and this event is an example of that

– Richard Park, Farmer

The event, set to take place on Tuesday, 27 June and will also cover techniques to increase productivity and generate wealth from natural processes, while maintaining sustainability.