We’ve welcomed a variety of groups to FarmED over the past couple of weeks.
These have included the Cotswold Grain Partnership, a new initiative led by Bertie Matthews of FWP Matthews Mill, with whom we are working closely to encourage neighbouring farmers to grow more locally produced heritage grain, as grown here at FarmED. Sharn from Mark’s Cotswold Bakery spoke very passionately about the nutritional benefits and superior taste of heritage grains.
Members of the National Sheep Association came to FarmED to learn more about herbal leys and grazing techniques.
Meanwhile,we’ve been hosting weekend beekeeping courses with Chris Wells of Cotswold Bees Ltd, which are proving very popular. Poet Alex Wharton said: ‘I spent a day on a beekeeping course for my birthday and it was excellent. I’ve wanted to keep bees for many years and this was such an inspiring and educational course.Hopefully next year we will be harvesting our own honey. Thank you to the team at FarmED for providing a thoughtful and critical approach to education for a sustainable future.’