Local Hay Exchange

30th August 2019

Locally, a ‘hay exchange’ group has been established by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust set to create a network of donor and recipient meadows to help maintain and enrich meadows in the area.

Springfield Farm is fortunate enough to have some important flower rich meadows amongst our arable fields so in July these were baled, providing a handful of bales for a neighbouring traditional orchard.

A group of keen volunteers distributed the hay across the grassland, which will be grazed by sheep, putting the golden hoof to use helping the seeds to strike. We look forward to monitoring how successful the method is in forthcoming years.


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