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NEWS FEED: Farming

Discover farmers’ stories in the South Downs this summer

June 8th, 2018

Visitors to the South Downs National Park will get a unique insight into the lives of six local farmers this summer thanks to an innovative trail of ‘watching & listening posts’ linked to short films about their work. The films will be previewed at Lee Farm Open Day on Sunday 24 June. Twelve posts will […]

New Farmer Group for the Rother Valley

March 26th, 2018

The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT), the organisation that helps to protect and enhance the Rivers Rother and Arun and wider catchment has announced that the recent Rother Valley Farmer Group (RVFG) application to the Natural England Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been successful. The development of the RVFG bid was funded through money raised […]

We’re going on a slug hunt…

February 6th, 2018

Perhaps not a hunt exactly, perhaps more of a slug audit. But what does counting slugs have to do with a project to improve water quality in the Brighton & Hove area? Charlotte Eley is a Geography undergraduate in her final year at the University of Sussex but since last October she’s been going out […]

Most asked: Nigel James, Countryside and Policy Manager, on farming in the South Downs

January 30th, 2018

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park. Answering this month is: Nigel James. One of four Countryside and Policy Managers at the National Park Authority, Nigel leads on the National Parks work on the future of farming in the South Downs. Why is farming important in the South […]

Lee Farm opens it’s gates to the public

June 29th, 2017

Last Sunday Lee Farm in Angmering, West Sussex,  part of the Arun to Adur Farm Cluster opened their gates to the public to show how local farmers are working together to support local wildlife.  There were tractor and trailer rides, sheep dog trials, sheep shearing demonstrations and other family activities to show what life is like on […]

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