Wed, 01 Jun|
An Introduction to Sustainable Farming and Food – Nourishing People and Regenerating the Planet
Join us for an informative and inspiring day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food and how we can nourish people and regenerate the planet.
Time & Location
01 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
About the Event
Join us for an informative and inspiring day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food, and how we can nourish people and regenerate the planet.
We discuss the challenges facing farmers and consumers before exploring the range of regenerative principles and agroecological practices open to us. We look at the food we grow, sell and eat; and how we can all do more to benefit our own well-being by farming with nature.
You will hear lots about soil heath, gut health and everything in between!
The day is delivered by the FarmED team and includes a mix of formal presentations and interactive workshop sessions. A guided farm walk will take in our diverse herbal ley and arable rotation, the market garden, mob grazing, micro dairy, apiary, orchard and natural flood management scheme.
We will also be joined by a special guest speaker - TBC.
Towards the end of the day, you will be encouraged to identify next steps for your own journey in agroecology, regenerative farming and sustainable food.
You will enjoy great food and a chance to network and learn from others.
By the end of this event participants should be able to:
- Summarise the range of environmental, economic, and social challenges facing society today drawing out the key food and farming issues.
- Discuss the most relevant regenerative principles and agroecological practices available to farmers, growers and land managers.
- Question the current food system and propose changes that go beyond sustainability and benefit people and the planet.
- Identify actions that will benefit their own business, career or lifestyle.
This event is a ‘Starter’ from the FarmED Programme Menu – a one day introductory module. It runs several
times a year and is designed as a beginner’s gateway to the subject, the work at FarmED and our focus
It is suitable for all those interested in making a difference including farmers, growers, landowners, advisers,
educators, chefs, policy makers, our local community and eaters of good food.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our pricing policy here.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers
free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
GREAT Project Participants
As part of the project we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the GREAT ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.
Module Code: 101
Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£95.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs.£80.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£65.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised places available to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire£38.00Tax: VAT included