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Revolutionary Lismore farm’s holistic approach

A ‘HOLISTIC’ farming experiment on a Lismore croft has inspired a national training event on the island in May. Roger Dixon-Spain, a former industrial farmer in Cambridgeshire, and his wife Gilly came to live on the Isle of Lismore in 2004.

‘I had a life in farming and I just got a bit fed up,’ Roger said. ‘I did not like the subsidy system. It was all about playing political chess. It was not about demand but what you could get a subsidy for.

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