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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?

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Regenerative Soil Health: Fundamentals
Regenerative Soil Health: Fundamentals

Time & Location

27 Jan 2022, 09:00 – 17:00

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

Course content

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.


Ticket Prices

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)

- Regenerative Arable Farming

- Regenerative Grazing

Email for discount code before purchasing multiple  courses.

GREAT Farmers

As part of the GREAT project (see  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.

PFLA Members

Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association - please email us for a code.

More Information and Booking

For more information please email

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.


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