John Cherry

John Cherry

2021

John Cherry farms the Groundswell host farm with his brother Paul. His initial enthusiasm for no-till farming stemmed from laziness and an urge to avoid bouncing around on tractor seats, but the further the brothers advanced down the road of continuous no-till, the more obsessed John became about the various soils on the 2500 acres that they farm and how they should be looked after. The Groundswell show came about because he had too many questions that no-one had satisfactory answers for and the easiest thing seemed to be to gather all the experts in one place and see what happened. The result exceeded all expectations…

Heritage Grains Workshop & Walk to #OurField

Discussion Tent

We must draw ‘lessons from the past’ in order to improve the yield, resilience and sustainability of modern grain production. Medieval-style ‘populations’ of cereals are genetically diverse and therefore resilient and able to adapt to climate change, and they can be grown in low input conditions using ‘restorative’ methods that sequester carbon, increase biodiversity, and […]

Demonstration Seminar Workshop
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Mob Grazing Demo

Discussion Tent

John & Paul Cherry (Host farmers) will be demonstrating moving the mob on the herbal ley and answering any questions

Demonstration
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Farming & Water, Allies or Enemies?

Old Dairy

Parts of the UK are now officially severely water stressed while flooding is becoming more frequent and severe. The hydrology of our water catchments has changed over the last century. There have been large changes in agricultural policy and practices relating to water on farmland. It now seems highly likely that these facts are strongly […]

Panel
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Mob Grazing Demo

Discussion Tent

John & Paul Cherry (Host farmers) will be demonstrating moving the mob on the herbal ley and answering any questions.

Demonstration
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