Knowledge Exchange Event - Field Lab: Plant Teams. Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters
Intercropping event on Lismore
Monday 17 June, 10.30am–4.30pm, Isle of Lismore
Join us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.
- Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland.
- Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix.
- Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons.
- Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland.
- Hear from speakers Peter Martin (Agronomy Institute, Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty), Ali Karley (The James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSify project) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s EU-ReMIX project)
Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.
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