Tue, 18 Oct|
Water-friendly Farm Walk 5
Visit Cloughbane Farm, currently piloting a low cost, nature based solution to capture and recycle nutrients on the farm.
Time & Location
18 Oct 2022, 12:30 – 13:30
Dungannon, 160 Tanderagee Rd, Dungannon BT70, UK
About the event
Do you have waterways on your farmland and worry about the risk of pollution?
Are you struggling with the rising cost of fertiliser and want to learn how to make your own free fertiliser?
Are you interested in learning how agri-food processing wastewater can be recycled and used elsewhere on the farm?
The Water Innovation Network have been trialling low cost nature-based solutions to capture and clean dirty water on farms, and provide farmers with harvestable crops. These solutions are designed to minimise the amount of productive land needed, are simple to install and easy to maintain.
Join us on a tour of Cloughbane Farm - a family-run agri-food processing farm - to see how a system of underground swales planted with comfrey and willow tackles their wastewater. Both type of plants absorb nutrients from the wastewater but, comfrey has an added benefit as it can be harvested to provide the farm with it's own free source of fertiliser. The project is still at an early trial stage but results look promising - the river is scoring high for indicator species of good water quality and the crops are thriving on the dirty water.
If interested, please RSVP below and arrive at the location and time listed below:
Farm location: Cloughbane Farm, 160 Tanderagee Road, Pomeroy, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 3EB.
Farm tour: Tuesday 18th October 2022, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
There is another tour in the morning at Curragh View Farm - feel free to come along to both and make a day of it. Book for the morning tour here.
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