This weekend (10 September), Wicked Leeks will join others from organic veg box company Riverford at its first food festival, Eat:Riverford, taking place in Totnes, south Devon. With the Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant, sustainability teams and suppliers all taking part, the free event will also host other local businesses and food producers to Steamer Quay, on the river Dart.
Elsewhere this week, the sustainable farming community will convene at the UK’s first ever agroforestry show, held on Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire. Owned by Helen Browning, the chief executive of the Soil Association, the farm has been pioneering agroforestry, where tree crops are grown in alleys next to strips of fruit, veg, cereals and occasionally grazed by livestock. Practical advice will be given to those considering starting agroforestry, which is a key way for farmers to bring more biodiversity into their systems as well as storing carbon and generating income. Find out more about the show here.
What is agroforestry? Watch the video below to find out more.
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