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NEWS FEED: Farming

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 […]

Arun to Adur Farm Open Day – Lee Farm, Angmering Sunday 25 June

June 20th, 2017

Visit a working farm, enjoy a tractor & trailer ride and find out how local farmers are working together to support local wildlife at a free family fun day from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 25 June. Lee Farm in Angmering, part of the Arun to Adur Farm Cluster, will open their gates with tractor […]

Eastbourne BC decide not to sell downland farms.

March 7th, 2017

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) welcomes the decision by Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) to call off the sale of their downland farms in light of the public vote against the sales.  She says: “We believe that this is a good decision for the farmers, for the environment, for the people of Eastbourne […]

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