Free 2-day hedge laying event

Jan 22, 2024 | Uncategorized

A free 2-day hedge laying event is being held at Lodgefield Farm, Gilling East on the weekend of 16-17 February 2024, 7:30am to 3:30pm.

The event is aimed at all those who are interested in the topic. You are welcome to participate, watch or simply learn how to lay a hedgerow. This is a re-emerging skill which offers great benefits to the farming landscape, regenerating and conserving our countryside for future generations to enjoy.

The event will:
Explain the practical management and lifecycle of British hedgerows
Show you the skills and tools needed to lay a hedge successfully
Help you understand the value and agricultural benefits of this traditional craft
Provide guidance on using it for stock containment and landscape preservation

Hedge laying will stimulate new growth in mature hedgerows, prolonging an existing hedge’s life and providing a secure boundary to land or property.

Award winning hedgelayer Ed Caldecott will be leading the event and there will be demonstrations of laying both the Midland Bullock and Yorkshire hedgelaying styles. Refreshments will be provided too.

Lodgefield Farm have studied maps dating back to the 1800s and are in the third stage of reinstating hedgerows to their original positions for mob grazing, whilst creating wildlife corridors made up from fruit trees and mixed hedging plants in the Gilling valley.

For further information please contact: [email protected] or call 07872 530465. Save your place and the organisers will forward full details of the event itinerary and directions for how to find the farm.

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