As the weekend’s activities loom, volunteers are pulling together and helping with preparations for the events. Fordhall Community Land Initiaitive’s first every AGM is on Saturday March 31st at The Grove School, Market Drayton, 10am-12. Following this is an exciting conference (£15) with Partick Holden, director of the Soil Association, speaking about the future of farming and how Fordhall Farm is leading the way. Also speaking at the conference is Tom Wolley, a sustainable buildings expert who is advising the team on how to progress forward.
The day is being chaired by Tom Oliver, head of rural policies at CPRE and a long-standing supporter of the Initiative. Both Charlotte and Ben Hollins will be speaking and the day will be rounded off by a contribution from John Hughes, development manager at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
In the evening there is a partner-swinging, toes clipping ceilidh barn dance also at The Grove School. Tickets are £10 (£5 for children) and include a hog roast.
To finish off this fantastic weekend, there will be a FOOD FESTIVAL at Fordhall Farm on Sunday April 1st, 11-4pm. Expect to see a wide variety of local producers, games for the children and lots of lambs, piglets and calves. The nature trail will also be open with an example Forest School hidden in the woodland. Entrance is free and there is a BBQ and refreshments. Not to be missed!
See you all there x