These are the details for the outside meeting on 11th May, 2017.
Farmer - Nigel Green
Much Fawley Farm,
See map attached. -- sorry didn't scan very well but you can get the idea!
The Farm is a dairy farm, also has some Chicken Sheds.
Over the last few years Nigel has installed an Automated Dairy and a Anaerobic digester , the gas produced by the digestion of the cow, chicken muck plus apple pulp ( from nearby westerns) is used to power 2 engines/generators that produce electricity to put into the electricity grid.
We will be able to see the cows being milked by robots etc. and how the AD plant works, plus if you wish a short walk up the road you can see the chicken shed.
Please remember this is a working farm so ware some old clothes and bring your wellies, no doubt there will be some unmentionables to step in!!! Also you must be careful and aware of safety at all times
We will aim to Finish between 8.15 - 8.30 and then move to the Walwyn Arms, in Much Marcle, for something to eat. They do a mean carvery so I will see what I can negotiate.
At the meeting last night some members expressed a wish to bring their partners along , I can't see a problem with that, in fact it's Helen Simpson's birthday and she is coming along,
Mind you, Mike told her he was taking her on a dirty Birthday night out!!!!
If your partner wants to come along please let me know so that I have numbers for the food.
Should be an interesting night.