Exmoor Blueberries and Exmoor Horn Sheep
Minehead, Somerset UK
Training. Trainer training materials. Blueberries. Sheep - live and meat (that side dormant at present). Grass keep.
Technical trainer Consultant and Farmer. Grew up on farm in Kenya. 10 years of applied teaching HM to landowners in East Africa (EA). Exmoor farmers a bit different. 25 years own farm on Exmoor UK. Got my HND Ag from Seale Hayne back when it had a farm and you had to do a year's practical before hand. Main interest in farming is Livestock and grazing, but ended up with blueberries too. Worked with commercial ranchers as well as nomadic pastoralist in HM in EA. Have a large body of pictorial representations of all HM concepts, and pastoralists, LOVE them. Easy for review of our knowledge and for discussion. Each large diagram is a picture simple enough to become reduced to an icon, and you can see all the topics laid out in relation to each other and the HM framework. Participated in peer review in Zimbabwe on an HM training manual.
Very interested in being a site, and already working on a plan to hold courses here. Would also very much like to host workshops/discussion events with HMI folk and compare and contrast with UK farmer standard types as well as other HM-ers from round the world for lessons that can be more starkly seen in another perspective that reflects on UK practice and opens another dimension to it.