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Global Field Day: Dumfries & Galloway, UK

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+1


How to Harness Biology to Improve Land, Health and Profitability

Jim and Fiona Clubb at Blackmark near Dalry, run a Highland Cattle fold of 60 head in the Galloway uplands. They are currently redesigning their farm infrastructure to come into line with Holistic Farm Management.

This project addresses the problems of declining subsidies, abandonment of rural communities to the cities and the difficulties of new entrants into farming.

The work of Allan Savory, which advocates the proactive recycling of organic material into the soil, is fundamental to the work at Blackmark where there is a zero waste policy in action.

A former engineer, Jim uses his welding skills and waste metal to  produce Scrap Sculptures as a cash generator and a source of artistic delight.

The cattle are currently being used as conservation grazers whereby they are opening up swards of dominant Purple Moor Grass to allow for greater diversity of species.


10:30 AM Arrivals

11:00 AM Programme: How to Harness Biology to Improve Land, Health and Profitability

12:30 PM Lunch is served

1:30 PM Programme continues

3:00 PM Programme ends

Jim’s artwork will be on display.


July 1, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+1