Text from the first banner on Farming Futures
Durham Wildlife Trust has shown how farming and nature conservation can be included in local community life. They did this by exploring links between past and future land use relating to people and wildlife. The project provided interpretation and visits to farms for local community groups. It produced an audio visual presentation looking at farming methods around South Hetton and Easington.
This Project has now completed.
Durham Wildlife Trust produced three pop-up displays with information about the changes in farming practice.
Durham Wildlife Trust then produced an audio-visual presentation with Digital Voices for Communities, looking at farming methods around South Hetton and Easington. The short film produced (below), was about farming and what it was like in the past and how it is shaping the future.
They are using the displays along with the short film to show to school children and widen their understanding of the links between farming and wildlife. They have been used at Beamish Museum’s Festival of Agriculture in 2014.
The Wildlife Trust arranged two visits with members of the local wildlife groups to the farms, to learn more about the way the land is managed.
For further information, or to arrange use of the audio-visual film or displays, please contact Kirsty Pollard at Durham Wildlife Trust.
Tel: 0191 584 3112