A traditional orchard in blossom in Germany (Picture by Buechele/Dagenbeck )
A traditional orchard in blossom in Germany
(Picture by Buechele/Dagenbeck)

Dan Keech will be speaking at an conference in Sidmouth, Devon, on Saturday, 16th April.

The event is being organized by the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is called ‘Orchards in the Landscape’. Dan’s presentation is called ‘New commercial models for old cultural landscapes – orchard conservation in Germany and England’.

Presentations at the conference will range from local to international; from cider and farm wages in Devon to European olive landscapes.

The conference will review historic orchard landscapes and culture and Dan will be sharing stories about how a variety of new commercial arrangements for juice and cider marketing, led by conservation NGOs, have revealed different levels of effectiveness in conserving orchard landscapes and the wildlife with which they are associated.

It is anticipated that the event will be attended by around 80 people, including representatives from local authority planning, conservation and heritage officers, National Trust property managers, conservationists, regional and local NGOs and civic groups and parish council representatives.

Download the conference programme

 

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