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Community Events

Willow and its role in reducing flood risk

[T]he Farmer Network is inviting farmers to find out more about willow’s potential to provide a diversified income and its role in reducing flood risk at two events on:

Tuesday 27th February 2018 at Askew Rigg, Troutbeck, Penrith, CA11 0SZ


Thursday 1st March 2018 at Braithwaite farm, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5RY


Willow is a low input, low maintenance crop which can be grown on marginal land providing a potential diversification income.  These events are an opportunity to learn more about the practicalities and economics of growing and harvesting willow and its role in Natural Flood Management.  The events will start with a tour of the willow plantation followed by lunch and presentations from Neil Watkins of Iggesund and Caitlin Pearson of West Cumbria Rivers Trust.

Booking is essential
Please contact Caroline Lorains on: 017687 78728 or text: 07853 268 365

Email: [email protected]

These events have been made possible by funding from the Cumbria Community Foundation Flood Recovery Fund.

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