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An Introduction to Sustainable Farming & Food – Nourishing People & Regenerating the Planet

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Lockdown is easing and we are raring to go. Our first formal knowledge exchange module from the FarmED Programme is now live and bookings are being taken for June 2nd.

Join us for an informative and inspiring face to face day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food, and how we can nourish people and regenerate the planet.

During the day we will discuss the challenges facing farmers and consumers before exploring the range of regenerative principles and agroecological practices open to us. We will look at the food we grow, sell and eat; and how we can all do more to benefit our own well-being by farming with nature.

Participants will hear lots about soil heath, gut health and everything in between!

The day is delivered by the FarmED team and includes a mix of formal presentations and interactive workshop sessions. A guided farm walk will take in our diverse herbal ley and arable rotation, the market garden, mob grazing, micro dairy, apiary, orchard and natural flood management scheme. We will enjoy great food, network and learn from others.

In addition, we are very excited to have Russ Carrington, Manager of Knepp Regenerative Farms with us. Russ will tell us more about the vision for the Knepp Estate and how a regenerative approach based on a mix of diverse enterprises fits in. We will hear about his first 6 months in post and lessons learnt so far.

Towards the end of the day, our guests will be encouraged to identify next steps for your own journey in agroecology, regenerative farming and sustainable food.

Jonty Brunyee, our Head of Sustainable Farming and Food, says ‘welcoming people to FarmED and learning together again is now a reality. This is the first of a range of exciting modules and we can’t wait to get stuck in!’

This event is suitable for all those interested in making a difference including farmers, growers, landowners, advisers, educators, chefs, policy makers, our local community and eaters of good food.

Covid precautions will be in place and a full refund will be offered if you need to cancel.

If cost is a barrier to you then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.


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