21 November 2016
Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is to pay a return visit to Shropshire next week which will include a public meeting and discussion event. Natalie Bennett visited Shropshire in July when she met campaigners for Shrewsbury’s Quarry Pool and market stall holders and campaigners in Oswestry. She also spoke at a capacity event in Shrewsbury’s University Centre.
This time Natalie, whose first degree is in agricultural science, will be the guest of Shropshire Wildlife Trust for two days of farm visits. She will be 'fact finding' to explore ways of farming crops like maize more sustainably to retain soil quality and benefit wildlife. She will also be visiting an anaerobic digestion facility operating as part of a diversified farm business and two farms which have received grants through the Meres & Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme to improve water quality on and leaving the farm. She will also visit a scrapyard at Whixall Moss recently purchased by Shropshire Wildlife Trust to restore as a nature reserve.
On Monday evening Natalie Bennett will be speaking at a public meeting in Shrewsbury, sharing a panel with representatives from Harper Adams University, Shrewsbury Food Hub and the National Farmers Union to discuss ‘Food and Farming – Our future food security depends on farmers’. The event is free to attend and will take place in the United Reformed Church by English Bridge at 7.30pm on Monday 28 November.
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