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Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2014 – an update

The winners of this year’s Guardian Sustainable Business Awards were announced at the ceremony at the Royal Institute of Architects in London on the 14th May 2014. Conservation Grade was on the short-list in the Natural Capital category, a category that

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Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

We are proud to have been short-listed in the Natural Capital category in this year’s Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. The category winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 14 May 2014. All

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Simon’s Blog: Bring in the new

Have you noticed something different recently? Days are longer certainly, but anything else? I have and it is rather magnificent! A promise of return has been fulfilled and our glorious summer migrants are arriving on mass, you may have noticed

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Managing our wildflower area at Conservation Grade HQ

Back in September 2013 we were excited to be finally sowing our new wildflower area at our office in Cambridgeshire. The 250 metre long strip borders an arable field right outside our office window and is made up of three

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Simon’s Blog: Inaugural Bird Migration & Nature Festival at Huerta Grande

On the last weekend of March, I attended the first ever Bird Migration & Nature Festival of the Strait of Gibraltar at Huerta Grande and it was great to see friends and supporters of Conservation Grade. At the festival I was

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The beginning of the end……?

An introductory blog from our new Conservation Manager, Simon Tonkin, on secondment to Conservation Grade from the RSPB…. When I was just nine years old I found a beautiful bird, not tumbling over some idyllic rural scene, but in the

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New Fair to Nature Farmer of the Year Award

We know we are very fortunate to have a fantastic bunch of hard-working, like-minded farmers within the Conservation Grade membership. They all go the extra mile for the benefit of wildlife and the environment on their farms and we want

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Welcome to Jane and Simon!

We’d like to introduce you to the newest members of the Conservation Grade team, Jane Lawler and Simon Tonkin… Jane enjoys nothing more than being out in the open countryside, walking her dog along the criss-cross of footpaths around her

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#FairtoNature – Seedball giveaway competition

[Update – This competition has now ended and Susan Jarrett is the lucky winner – Like us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on future competitions from Conservation Grade!] All Conservation Grade farmers are required to grow areas of

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Farmer calls for an end to ‘crippling misallocation’ of Euro funds – Common Agriculture Policy reform

A prominent UK farmer has called on Defra to resolve a ‘crippling misallocation of Euro funds’, and put the responsibility for solving Britain’s countryside biodiversity crisis firmly into the hands of farmers. Speaking out as the government’s proposals for Common

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