Today is Cheltenham Gold Cup day, and the finale of the Cheltenham Festival. Find out how it is possible to get up close with horse racing for free at Prestbury Park, as John Powell did yesterday.
With spring looming ever nearer, Isabel, CCRI’s Project Support Officer, has been making some changes in her garden as she aims to make it more appealing to wildlife. Read the second instalment of her endeavours.
Recently, CCRI’s Project Support Officer moved house, into somewhere she sadly felt was devoid of wildlife in comparison to where she previously lived. Isabel has therefore decided to blog about what she does over coming months to change her ‘sterile’ garden into what she hopes will become an oasis for wildlife.
As part of our annual placement student’s time here in the CCRI, they are encouraged to develop their skills in whatever way they wish. This year, Eloise Fresnay has been ‘WWOOFING’ on an Organic farm near Stroud. Eloise has also been keeping a Blog of her activities, and you can read more about them and how she originally began WWOOFING.
Research assistant Nick, has been a runner almost as long as he has been with CCRI. The last few months they have become intertwined, and Nick explains how this has happened, and how he feels it helps with the work of the CCRI.
The annual CCRI Winter School will be taking place on the 10th and 11th January 2017, at Oxstalls Campus of the University of Gloucestershire. Find out more about the event and how to apply if you would like to attend.
Over recent weeks, CCRI Director, Professor Janet Dwyer has been involved in a range of events related to ‘Brexit’ and the possible impacts upon UK agriculture. Read about all of these, and listen to an interview on BBC’s Farming Today.
Research Assistant, Nick Lewis has been out and about conducting interviews as part of a review of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme. Read about where he has been and a particularly challenging interview location!
Recently Pete Gaskell and Nick Lewis travelled to the North Pennines AONB as part of the Horizon 2020 project ‘PEGASUS’. They were working with contacts within the AONB and aiming to develop an understanding of the area and the various relationships between farming, forestry and the provision of Ecosystem services.
Every year, the CCRI is fortunate enough to offer a placement to an undergraduate student. This year is no exception and this week Eleanor Hawketts joined the CCRI team and has been settling in.