The Farming for Nature farm walk series is kicking off in Donegal next weekend.
Boyd Bryce from Inch Island is the first farmer on the Farming for Nature farm walk schedule this year.
The walk will take place next Sunday, May 15.
Boyd and his wife Bride run a 350-acre farm.
The farm is a mix of arable areas, sheep pastures and woodland, all of which is managed sensitively for nature.
Boyd farms his land for nature and manages all aspects of the farm with nature in mind, including his shorelines, wetlands, woodlands, field boundaries and non-farmed areas.
He is a wonderful example of a farmer who has spent a lifetime improving his farm for nature.
“Leave your hedges… a hedge without berries or blossoms isn’t a hedge, but a bundle of sticks,” he said.
These farm walks are an opportunity for Farming for Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land.
They are a great opportunity to meet like-minded farmers and to gain an insight into the creative and inspiring ways that farmers are working to incorporate, protect and enhance nature on their land.
There is a great diversity of ambassador farmers set to host farm walks this year covering a range of farming systems from tillage to dairy, forestry to market gardening, mixed stock to high nature value farming, from conservation agriculture to productive smallholdings, and much more.
The walks cost €10 to attend.
This is a not-for-profit initiative and all monies received will be circulated back into the farming community.
Purchase tickets for this farm walk here: Farm Walks – Farming for Nature