New “talking grass” blog and shop!

New “talking grass” blog and shop!

Welcome to the new updated “talking grass” blog and, now for the first time a shop – a project that has been in my head for many months, even years! I first set up TalkingGrass in 2011 to share all the wonderful grassy stories I come across through my work as a...
BGS Grazing mentors

BGS Grazing mentors

I am so pleased that British Grassland Society director Elaine Jewkes has secured money from the Prince’s Countryside Fund to train farmer mentors, so they can go out and help other farmers gain more from grazing. In the latest issue of Grass and Forage Farmer...
Diaries of a ‘milk from grass’ pioneer

Diaries of a ‘milk from grass’ pioneer

A Touch of Grass is the somewhat weighty, but fascinating account of Alan Kyle’s life. A pioneering farmer born in 1937 in Northern Ireland, he has drawn the words from diaries he wrote from 1952 until retirement in 1999, and includes hundreds of photos of the farms,...
Maintaining a resilient dairy business

Maintaining a resilient dairy business

It was great to see Paul Bird the other day, the first New Zealand grassland consultant to set up discussion groups here, and encouraging dairy farmers to stop using feeder wagons and produce more milk from grazed grass. Paul started in 1997. He just happened to be...
When is a lawn, not a lawn?

When is a lawn, not a lawn?

I saw grass specialist Neil Lucas the other day at the Hertfordshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society  talking about the use of grass in gardens in California and Las Vegas. I have never been to the west coast of America, but Neil told us that new houses are still...
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