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Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

LEAF brings together thousands of individuals and organisations to deliver a shared vision for the future of farming and food.

LEAF Linking Environment and Farming promotes environmentally responsible farming. LEAF brings together thousands of individuals and organisations to deliver a shared vision for the future of farming and food.

The James Hutton Institute combines activities in its upland and lowland experimental farms to form its LEAF Innovation Centre. The farms offer long term research platforms, dedicated to putting the science of sustainable farming into practice.

Latest

Open Farm Sunday 9 June 2019 This year we return to the usual site at Mylnefield Farm, Invergowrie, Dundee for Open Farm Sunday. Note the date - details to follow. 

Update on the Balruddery Catchment Study at News and Views

Boost Business Success through Biodiversity This year's 2018 LEAF Integrated Farm Management (IFM)-event will be held at a LEAF Demonstration Farm - Elveden Farms Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk. The event will explore ways to foster biodiversity to make farming more sustainable and profitable. Details here.

The Hutton's Glensaugh Farm has joined the Dundee (Mylnefield and Balruddery) Farm's role as a LEAF Innovation Centre. Information to follow. For enquiries contact Euan Caldwell (see below) and see Glensaugh and Hartwood.

 

LEAF news

LEAF's summary of achievements and aspirations in 2017: A Year in Review.

Visitor numbers at Open Farm Sunday 2017: nearly 273,000 people visited one of 358 farms - a great achievement.

LEAF has attained full membership of ISEAL, the global reference point for sustainability standards. See more on ISEAL at www.isealalliance.org.

Integrated farm management IFM videos on Integrated Pest Management, Cover Crops and Filter Fences at the LEAF video library www.leafuk.org/leaf/mediacentre/video.eb

Join LEAF's online community through these links and web sites - LinkedIn, LEAF's BlogFacebook, and YouTube. Sign in to LEAF's EBrief. There's also Twitter. And Alice Midmer's Sustainable Soil Management Blog. Wow!!! How do our friends at LEAF do all this - they must be superhuman.

More about our role in LEAF

Memorandum of Understanding between LEAF and the James Hutton Institute - the memorandum was signed by both parties in October 2016, formally cementing Hutton's role as a LEAF Innovation Centre.

You can find more about LEAF in general and find out how to get involved at the LEAF UK website.

Contact for the Hutton LEAF Innovation Centre science: Geoff Squire

Contact for the Hutton LEAF Innovation Centre farms: Euan Caldwell

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.