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The Countryfile Farming Hero

The Countryfile Farming Hero

The winner of this year’s Countryfile Farming Hero Award is 82 year old farmer Joan Bomford. Joan has always been at the heart of the local community in Worcestershire. As well as running a beef farm and a riding school she raises money for charities and has brought up four children. The past year has been very difficult for Joan, after the death of her husband of sixty years and losing her brother in a tragic accident. Our judges were hugely impressed by Joan’s role in the local community and by the way that Joan still soldiers on with her passion for farming and has no intention of retiring just yet!

Wild flower seeds

Wild flower seeds

The offer of free wild flower seeds from Kew Gardens has now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for them. Kew hopes to send out all of the 250,000 Grow Wild packets by the beginning of May. We're sorry if you were unsuccessful this year, however if you are lucky enough to receive some free seeds then please don't forget to sow them!

Find out more about the seeds and how to sow them

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