Back on a balmy July’s summer evening over 20 members attended a very successful farm walk at Oundle Lodge Farm courtesy of John Gent and his family. John was able to show us a variety of high-value habitats across the farm and his passion for increasing biodiversity alongside food production shone through. Matt Johnson and Helena Darragh launched the ‘Farming for the Future’ new Heritage Lottery Funded Project in the Nene Valley (see below) and Richard Barnes from Kings gave some very useful and practical advice on establishment and management of pollen and nectar and wild bird seed mixes.