Balbirnie

Regenerative Agriculture Walk & Talk event

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On Tuesday, 15 October 25 SLE Members visited Balbirnie Home Farms to learn of the regenerative agricultural practices taking place there.

Aimed at farmers, landowners and conservation professionals, this event allowed interested parties to come together in an informal setting to meet, network and learn of the regenerative agriculture practices have been implemented over the past few years. This included direct drilling of arable crops, more intensive grazing of both grass and short-term leys and cover crops grown outwith the normal cropping windows.

Hosted by Johnnie Balfour and his father Robert, this informal Walk & Talk event allowed attendees to speak with those directly involved in the management of farmland for the benefit of the economics, the environment and the people.

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative Agriculture aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass.