Thu, 27 Jan|
Regenerative Soil Health: Fundamentals
Would you like to learn how to create healthy soils and resilient fields while reducing reliance on inputs, even during droughts?
Time & Location
27 Jan 2022, 09:00 – 17:00
FarmED, 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 the principles of regenerative agriculture and how you can use them 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.
What previous participants said about this course:
"The course was truly inspirational...I feel it's only the beginning" - Natasha
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.
Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.
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 tiered 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.
Course Bundle Offer
Book this course with one or more other courses with Niels Corfield at FarmED and get a 10% discount. Other courses from Niels Corfield at FarmED include:
- Regenerative Soil Health: From Principles to Practice (this is a follow on intermediary course from the fundamentals)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code before purchasing multiple courses.
As part of the GREAT project (see www.greatglos.co.uk) 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.
Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association - please email us for a code.
More Information and 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 date.
Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences. (Inc. Vat)£130.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs. (Inc. Vat)£100.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£70.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised places available to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire.£40.00Tax: VAT included