Uplands Community Development:
Farm Walks

About the Nore Vision Uplands Project

The Nore Vision Project is a community development and land use management training initiative. It is a locally led initiative, working with farmers in 4 catchment areas along the river Nore. It aims to promote awareness of the importance of the River Nore as a salmon spawning ground and preservation of the Freshwater Pear Mussel. By building relationships with landowners and working with them to outline a vision for a Blue Catchment, it will further develop positive farming, hedgerow and woodland practices in the area.

The project also aims to animate upland communities of the Nore catchment and develop pathways to positive land management.

This project is an opportunity for everyone to be recognised and rewarded for delivering environmental benefits and use the new Nore River Trust and it’s collaborative Upland’s Farmers Working Group to identify needs and investigate the development of an Environmental Improvement Scheme for the catchment.

Stage 1 Farm Walks

Knowledge Transfer
Objective
Outcome
You & our team
Nore Vision has a graduate Field officer and Field Ecologist, both from farming backgrounds that want to learn from you and share their knowledge
Idea Generation
Identify issues that you think are important
Through a chat during the walk we will gather a survey from each of the farmers attending to prioritise needs specific to your area and Uplands farmers
Data for action plan
Document Environmental opportunities
Our team and the farmer will identify significant features of the farm and share those with your farming colleagues to look at opportunities of a way to improve or utilise for an environmental improvement outcome
Peer Learning

UPLANDS Farm Walks Schedule:

Date

Time

Location

Location

Thursday 11th June

6:00 – 7:30pm

Clonakenny

COMPLETED

Thursday 18th June

6:00 – 7:30pm

Freshford

COMPLETED

Wednesday 24th June

6:00 – 7:30pm

Corbetstown

COMPLETED

Monday 29th June

6:00 – 7:30pm

Bennettsbridge

COMPLETED

Tuesday 7th July

6:00 – 7:30pm

Ballingarry

COMPLETED

Thursday 9th July

6:30 – 8:00pm

Castlecomer

COMPLETED

Monday 13th July

6:00 – 7:30pm

Durrow

COMPLETED

Friday 14th August

6:00 – 9:00pm

Laois

 

 

Reasons to get involved

  • Increase awareness and appreciation of our local environment
  • Increase awareness of the environmental value of farmland
  • Increase knowledge of the significance of the River Nore and its species ie FreshWater Pearl Mussel, Salmon, Otters, Kingfishers
  • Initiate a collective plan to enhance the biodiversity and the value of all the habitats within the catchment eg riverside, hedgerows, meadows
  • Create a forum and working group to enable local farmers to have a platform to develop Environmental Enhancement Projects for funding their farming enterprises in an alternative way

Farm Walks

Preferred Locations

  • Kings River Sliabh Ardagh, (Tipperary/Kilkenny)
  • Freshford & Castlecomer Plateau, (Kilkenny)
  • Devil’s Bit, Lismackin, Clonakenny, (Tipperary)
  • Slieve Bloom, Mountrath, (Laois)

Dates

Start Date: 1/06/2020

End Date: 14/08/2020

Duration: 1 evening 90 mins

Contact

email: info@norevision.ie 

phone: Josephine our co-ordinator at 0896124914

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