Fri, 02 Sept|
Emergent Generation 2022
The Emergent Generation is a new ecosystem of young champions building sustainable farming & food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. Emergent Generation 2022 is the inaugural gathering to kick-start this new network. FarmED is helping to build this.
Time & Location
02 Sept 2022, 10:00 – 04 Sept 2022, 19:00
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
About the Event
Would you like to be part of a new network of young people who are passionate food systems that protect and enhance our environment, create thriving communities and deliver affordable healthy food? Are you between 18 and 26 years? Are you a regenerative champion, practitioner and/or thinker?
If so, then this event is for you....
FarmED is creating this event and network to inspire, educate and connect. We want to help you turn passion into action. This 3-day event will include workshops, skill shares and sessions with The Black Farmer, Farming George, Russ Carrington, Chris Smaje, Jenny Phelps MBE, Dr. Sally Bell, with more to be announced soon.
Spend time with FarmED Founder Ian Wilkinson, Head of Sustainable Farming & Food Systems Jonty Brunyee, the team from CSA The Kitchen Garden People, Hallum Duckworth who runs the micro dairy on Honeydale Farm and Danielle our intern and worm expert! There will be ample opportunity for networking, discussing ideas with peers and time for reflection about your future plans.
Regenerative practice is about improving, rebuilding and enhancing. It begins with farming and food, but touches everything that we do. The next generation of practitioners, influencers and leaders will spearhead the transition.
This is why FarmED have co-created this event WITH and FOR young people. In April 2022 we gathered a focus group of 22 young people from a range of organisations and backgrounds across the UK, from throughout the supply chain, who are passionate about regenerative thinking and agroecological practice. Hear from them in this video here.
We are currently working on the final programme. Please find an overview below:
Day One - Friday 2 Sept 10:00 - 18:00 + dinner/accommodation.
Join us at FarmED for introductions, a farm walk and sessions where we’ll explore the challenge, potential futures and what it means to be a regenerative champion. We’ll end the day at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester for dinner, a key speaker and sleep!
Day Two - Saturday 3 Sept 09:30 - 18:30 + dinner/accommodation
Starting the day at the Royal Agricultural University, get involved in sessions covering topics such as eco-entrepreneurship, how to move to a localised supply chain and western perceptions of sustainability. After lunch we’ll head to Conygree Farm, an organic agroecological farm, to engage in practical sessions such as dry-stone walling, market gardening, foraging and rearing pasture-fed livestock. End the day with a bbq dinner and stories around the campfire. There might even be some dancing!
Day Three - Sunday 4 Sept 10:00 - 18:00
Spend the day at FarmED with keynote speakers such as The Black Farmer, Farming George, Dr. Sally Bell and Russ Carrington (and more!) and engage in a range of breakout sessions.
You can immerse yourself in the event for 3 full days (approx. 50 people), or just come on Sunday (max. 100 people). Either way, you will connect with others who have a passion for regenerative practice across farming, food, conservation, community, tourism, nutrition, health, science, journalism, media, management, leadership, business, finance and more......
We may not be able to fix the food system in one weekend, but we do hope that participants will:
- Gain more confidence and idea/s for how to use your passion.
- Be inspired by, and gain knowledge and skills from, experienced leaders, pioneers and other participants about regenerative practices.
- Discuss new perspectives, apply ideas to real life scenarios and design new ones.
- Have some fun around a campfire, get your hands dirty and get closer to nature!
Who is this event for?
The Emergent Generation’s audience is wide and inclusive. It will champion the voices of all young people who are passionate about regenerative thinking and practice within farming and food systems from all four corners of rural and urban UK and further afield.
We are initially concentrating on 18 to 27 year olds for this event.
Our ecosystem includes students and those practically involved in farming, growing, land management, conservation, advice, finance, health care, tourism, research, policy, teaching, activism, cooking and nutrition. By student, we mean everyone who is learning, they don’t need to be working towards (or have) a qualification in a specialised subject. Please see HERE for more.
We welcome participants from underrepresented backgrounds, people of colour, neuro diverse and those who might have a long-standing illness, accessibility needs, disability or infirmity (this can relate to either your physical or mental health). We understand that not everyone can afford to come to events such as these, so we can offer some subsidised tickets for those who need it most.
Development and delivery of this event is supported by WWFs Land, Food and Farming Fund, and attendance at the event is subsidised for all to help make it affordable.
If you need extra financial support to join us for 3 day or just Sunday, we have a few bursaries available for those that need it most. We can offer a number of 50% bursaries and some 100%. In addition, we have some funding for those who need help with transport costs. Please fill in the form below to enquire.
If you are one of the cohort who have helped/are helping organise the event, please fill in the form below and we will issue you with a code.
Get in touch to enquire about all bursaries using this form HERE.
The event menu will be based on organic, local, seasonal and pastured produce sourced from FarmED, Conygree Farm and other local agro-ecological farms.
We will rest our weary heads at the Royal Agricultural University for the weekend. Please find more information on the HERE.
If you require more information about this event please email email@example.com.
3-day ticket (with accom)
Includes: 2 nights accommodation, all your food and transport between venues. We will offer a shuttle from Kingham station but you’ll be responsible for getting yourself there. (The true cost of the subsidised ticket is approx. £530pp).£145.00
3-day ticket (without accom)
Includes: all your food and transport between venues. We will offer a shuttle from Kingham station but you’ll be responsible for getting yourself there. (The true cost of the subsidised ticket is approx. £365 pp).£100.00
Sunday Day Ticket
Includes: tea, coffee, cakes and lunch. We will offer a shuttle from Kingham station but you’ll be responsible for getting yourself there. (The true cost of the subsidised ticket is approx. £115pp).£40.00