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Let’s celebrate food and soil on Open Farm Sunday

Soil and hands (c) James Hutton Institute
Most people know agriculture is reliant upon fertile and healthy soils, but did you know there are more living things in a tablespoon of soil than there are people on Earth?

Fancy a great day out in Dundee? Do you want to learn where your food comes from? Then don’t miss Open Farm Sunday on 7 June, 10am to 4pm, when the James Hutton Institute will open its site in Invergowrie to visitors of all ages.

As 2015 is both the International Year of Soils and Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of soil for delivering quality Scottish produce, learn about the impact of climate change, understand how plants and fruits grow, and also discover ways to ‘protect our plate’.

Most people know agriculture is reliant upon fertile and healthy soils, but did you know there are more living things in a tablespoon of soil than there are people on Earth? Or perhaps you’d prefer to discover how the work of scientists underpins our successful food and drink industry – come along to learn more about our research on barley, potatoes and berries.

Visitors will be able to meet lambs, take a tractor trailer tour, learn about experimental farming techniques and help in the fight against plant diseases. Many exhibits will be under cover so don’t worry if it’s a wet day: come along anyway!

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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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.