Simon Smart

Simon Smart

Simon Smart is an independent agri-environment consultant based in Wiltshire. He has a large portfolio of farmers, estate managers and owners in Wiltshire and surrounding counties as well as working with conservation charities and public sector organisations both locally and nationally. He specialises in the enhancement of the farmed environment by helping farmers to integrate environmental measures and wildlife habitats within their farm businesses, supporting sustainable farming and food production. He is heavily involved in farmer-led, collaborative, landscape scale conservation, including a cluster of 26 farms in the Chalke Valley.

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  1. 20. RURAL LIFE FROM THE 1940S TO THE PRESENT AND BEYOND
    20. RURAL LIFE FROM THE 1940S TO THE PRESENT AND BEYOND

    In this special local history event, the panel will discuss how farming has changed in the Chalke Valley since the start of the Second World War but also our attitude to the natural world that surrounds us, and what we can do to safeguard its future. James Holland will be joined by Allen Chalk, who began working as a farm worker at Chalk Pyt Farm in Broad Chalke in 1944, and Simon Smart, founder of the Chalke Valley Farmer Cluster.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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