Farming

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 2 Farm Workshops & Accord

As a result of our Farm walks and the input from our surveys we held 2 farmer workshops focused on collating their ideas into an accord. With the involvement of over 30 participants we have collated their input to create an accord which we hope will become part of an EPA. For more information or to get a copy of the accord, please contact us. This group of farmers will now become active members of our forum.

Stage 1 Farm Walks - Completed

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

Monday 5th October

6:00 – 9:00pm

Laois

COMPLETED

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

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 (approx)

Contact

email: info@norevision.ie 

phone: Josephine our co-ordinator at 0896124914

 

About the Farm Workshops

The workshops were based on the concerns and needs of Local Farmers raised at our farm walks incorporating.

  • Results Based Payment Schemes
  • Funding options in recognition of environmentally friendly farming 
  • Further Training Options

Based on a Q&A with panel of experts including(Teagasc, Dept of Agriculture, ASA, local farmers.

Locations & Dates

Location

Date & Time

Castlecomer

August 20th 2020 (Completed)

Clonakenny

Complete online

Ballingarry

Complete Online

Durrow

Complete Online

Bennettsbridge

Complete Online

We listened!

Local farmers are concerned about the impact of intensive farming, the removal of hedgerows, river flooding, pollution and use of nitrates.

We worked together to address these issues. and created an Accord, signed by our farmers. This accord is available by contacting us directly.

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Farm Workshops

Location

Online Zoom Workshop

 

Dates

August & October 2020

Contact

email: info@norevision.ie 

phone: Josephine our co-ordinator at 089 612 4914

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