Report D020 *

Problem: Docks & Spear thistle in pastureland
Where: Shropshire
When: May 8th 2003
Status: Organic
Area: not recorded
Detail: Demonstration & Talk to Farming Group, organized by Saskat Machinery Ring
Report: (see also pages on promotion of fieldwork, in report)

A visit to Shropshire to demonstrate to an organic farming group. Brought together by Julia Brereton of SASKAT Machinery Ring (which runs a labour section). Docks & Spear thistle in pasture were looked at. The event was publicised locally. Some 12 Lazy Dog root lifters were left with SASKAT. These were to encourage the organization of weeding brigades, and to make land managers aware of their availability.