The GWCT and LEAF celebrated over 20 years of successfully influencing Government agricultural and environmental policy and spreading best farming and conservation practice yesterday at the Allerton Project where the new report Fields for the Future was launched.
Today saw the grand opening of the new visitors centre at GWCT, Allerton Project. A combined celebration of 20 years of the Project and LEAF's 21st birthday was acknowledged by Jim Paice, the Secretary of State for Agriculture. Farmers, advisors and rural stakeholders were introduced to the ' eco-friendly' building and then toured the farm. Speakers informed the visitors on subjects such as waste recycling, soil and water, farmland biodiversity and community engagement. Thank-you to all those who helped the make event such a success. More news and photos to follow!!
On Monday June 4th the village of Loddington celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Allerton Project's new visitors centre. Alastair Leake welcomed the village and Phil Jarvis decribed it as a 'Test Event for the busy weeks ahead'. The warm sunshine attracted over 50 people to the afternoon's celebrations. Despite the fact that the exterior groundworks are still to be completed, the event was a great success.The solar panels, rain water harvesting and woodchip boiler were given a thorough workout over the weekend. The next two events are on June 12th - GWCT Shoot Walk. June 26th - GWCT Allerton Project & LEAF open day.