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Fri, 19 May|
Agroforestry Open Weekend at Kilowna Farm
Kilowna Farm is on the east coast of Co Down (2 miles from the most easterly point on the island of Ireland). The farm is a small, family-run mixed farm-sheep, grass and cereal.
Time & Location
19 May, 13:00 – 21 May, 17:00
Kilowna Farm, 108 Whitechurch Rd, Ballywalter, Newtownards BT22 2JY, UK
About the event
- The farm (12.5 ha) has 1 ha of woodland and 0.9 ha of silvopasture (planted in 1995 -mainly ash in an exposed coastal location) which I am restoring
- The farm has much better habitat quality than average for the area and better than the national average
- The trees make a significant contribution to the carbon balance of the farm- woodland, hedges and silvopasture (grazed ) account for 18% of the farm area and 22 % and 78% of the soil and above ground biomass respectively.
- Planting more silvopasture and hedges offers the best chance to sequester more carbon.
- The farm is not financially viable without subsidy (half the farm income last year), so keeping subsidy is vital
- We have just established c 500m of riparian buffer -some alongside the silvopasture
- As silvopasture is treated as agricultural land in NI, For the future, having more silvopasture would improve soil health and increase the farm carbon stock without loss of subsidy
You will find us at 108 Whitechurch Road, Ballywalter, Co Down. Northern Ireland BT22 2JYAGROFORESTRY OPEN WEEKEND 2023
Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2023 we will be open Saturday afternoon (after 1pm ) and all Sunday
People should book please-email firstname.lastname@example.org 07796614870
- FACILITIES/REFRESHMENTS: tea will be available
- PARKING/ACCESS: yes
- DOGS: No dogs please, there are sheep on the site.
- DISABILITY ACCESS: We are not very Wheelchair accessible, sorry for any inconvenience
For more info:
TEL: 07796614870 (JIM)
Social Media: N/A
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