Farmer facilitation is a DEFRA initiative within countryside stewardship. It funds a facilitator to bring farmers together to improve the natural environment at a landscape scale rather than farm scale. The landscape scale approach achieves greater improvements than individual holdings can achieve on their own.
The Mease facilitation group has been going since 2018. Facilitated by Nigel Baskerville of Chris Seabridge associates, the group holds regular meetings, training events and workshops on a variety of topics from soil management to funding opportunities – often inviting experts in their fields to talk or deliver workshops.
The group is open to all farmers within the Mease catchment, not just those who own the river banks.
If you are interested in joining please contact firstname.lastname@example.org