Baker Consultants

Looking Back On Our Time at RHS Chelsea 2023 as We Prepare for Groundswell

This time last year we were preparing for our stint at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where we had the amazing opportunity to showcase our soil listening technology as part of the RES garden designed by the talented Tom Massey and sponsored by Project Giving Back. We remember spending a few early mornings behind-the-scenes trying to gather bugs to introduce to our lab tank so we could invite visitors to come and listen to the sounds of the earth with us.

The garden contained an outdoor laboratory that drew inspiration from the eye of insects in its design, offering an ‘insect eye view’ that was beautifully executed by Tom. The RES garden was specifically designed to shine a spotlight on the intricate world of insects and their integral role in our ecosystems, and its design did an excellent job in making an insect-friendly space that was not only stunning, but provided a unique space in which real scientific research could be carried out.

After the show, the garden was moved to IQL Stratford, providing a space for urban wildlife to thrive in the heart of London. The garden is now making its way to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to sit alongside the park’s array of wonderful gardens and open spaces, where it will hopefully continue to inspire future insect scientists.

Although we sadly won’t be at RHS Chelsea this year, we’re looking forward to exhibiting at the Groundswell Regenerative Agriculture Festival on 26th – 27th June. The festival provides a valuable forum for farmers, growers or anyone interested in food production and the environment to learn about regenerative farming systems and make better informed decisions when it comes to improving soil health.

The two-day event will feature talks, forums and discussions from leading international soil health experts, experienced arable and livestock farmers, agricultural policy experts, direct-drill demonstrations and AgTech innovators.

Over the course of the festival, the Baker Consultants team will be blasting out soil sounds to the crowds, as well as showcasing our ecoacoustics monitoring techniques and technology. We’re looking forward to hanging out with the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and some of our field trials participants from First Milk, Wildfarmed, Yeo Valley and The National Trust, alongside making some new friends in the field.

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