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Field Lab: Plant Teams. Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Date: 17th June 2019

Location: 447

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: Free

Come to the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of the Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

  • Field Lab: Plant TeamsFind 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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