Wed, 06 Oct|
Fundamentals of Regenerative Soil Health
Would you like to learn how to create healthy soils and resilient fields while reducing reliance on inputs, even during droughts?
Time & Location
06 Oct 2021, 09:00 – 17:00
Shipton-under-Wychwood, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
About the Event
In this workshop, led by agroecological adviser Niels Corfield, you will learn how to apply the principles of regenerative agriculture to improve and monitor soil health on your farm for optimum crop and livestock performance.
You will be introduced to how natural ecosystem processes affect your soil, and how by following regenerative agriculture principles you can work with these processes to improve soil health. Crucially you will learn about the important role soil biology plays in crop performance, pasture health and farm resilience and what practices can be used to support healthy soils.
We will define what healthy soil looks like and take a walk around FarmED to demonstrate how to measure this in the field using practical soil tests. You will also learn how to read your own soil and how to use the SoilMentor app so you can collect data from your own farm to analyse and monitor soil improvements.
Ticket price includes refreshments and a nutritious and seasonal lunch at FarmED.
Who's this course for?
This course is designed for arable and livestock farmers but is also suitable for landowners, estate managers, farm advisors and ecologists. To gain the most benefit from the course it is recommended that you have access to land on which you can practice the lessons learned during the course.
About the trainer
Niels Corfield has been working to deliver truly sustainable food and farming systems for more than 15 years. He is an independent adviser and trainer. He has 12 years’ experience in adult education and is formally trained in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture Design. On a mission to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe, Niels focuses on agroecological systems that are low maintenance yet productive.
Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association. Please use the code 'SOILPFLA' at checkout.
The FarmED Bursary
If funding is a barrier to you, we can help. We have a small bursary pot which we can use to help fund or part fund course fees and other expenses for those that will benefit most.
Click here for more info: www.farm-ed.co.uk/bursaries
More information & booking
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Your booking is safe. If we cannot run any element of the training face to face due to Covid restrictions, you will be refunded, or you can switch to an alternative course/date.
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