Wed, 06 Apr | Shipton-under-Wychwood

Water Resilience & Natural Flood Management

Join us for a one day workshop exploring a range of techniques for managing water effectively farms.
Water Resilience & Natural Flood Management

Time & Location

06 Apr, 10:00
Shipton-under-Wychwood, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

Increasing volatility in weather and climate patterns means farmers and land stewards are increasingly more vulnerable to droughts and flooding, leading to higher costs both to farms and society. But what if we could play a more active role in our relationship with water?

On this course you will learn how different practices can help to manage water cycles on your land. In particular we'll take a look at the following techniques to slow, sink, spread, and stop water:

  • Natural Flood Management (NFM)
  • Cover-cropping and ley-cropping to keep soil covered
  • Agroforestry and tree-planting
  • Rain and waste water harvesting and storage
  • Drip irrigation

We'll take a tour of FarmED to look at different water management techniques in practice on the land, and hear from the Evenlode Catchment Partnership about how you can work with your neighbours at the landscape level to coordinate and multiply the impact of your efforts. We'll also hear about what government support is available for various water management measures. Toward the end of the day we'll spend time discussing and planning how you can take action to address water management on your farm.

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. For information click on the link at the bottom of the page.

GREAT Farmers

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.

More Information and Booking

For more information please email sophie@farm-ed.co.uk

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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