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New Courses Launched at FarmED

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

Come and Learn More About Holistic Management, Regenerative Soil Health, Herbal Leys and Permaculture

Are you a farmer, land manager or adviser with a passion for regenerative agriculture? Are you a grower wanting to follow agroecological principles? Do you want to learn more about holistic management?

If so...we have just added more events to the FarmED Programme - check them out!

Working with 3LM, top agroecological adviser Niels Corfield, permaculture designer Caroline Aitken and the team at Cotswold Seeds, we have developed a range of unique courses designed for you - all designed to inspire, educate and connect.

All training is based at FarmED. In addition to the formal sessions and guest speakers you can explore the farm and you’ll be fed nutritious, seasonal, and locally produced food from our kitchen.

If funding is a barrier to you, we can help. We have a bursary pot which we can use to help fund or part fund core fees and other expenses for those that will benefit most. There are discounts available on some courses for PFLA members too!

The new modules are as follows:

Herbal Ley Establishment & Management

15th June

Join us for a one day course on Herbal Leys Establishment and Management led by the FarmED and Cotswolds Seeds teams.

A herbal ley is a complex seed mixture of grasses, legumes and herbs, which bring a range of benefits to forage, livestock health and soil fertility.

Herbal leys can include a mixture of up to 17 species, and can be incorporated into arable, livestock or horticultural operations. The benefits to using herbal leys are as diverse as the species they contain. Come and learn first hand and see our herbal ley farming system.

Holistic Management Training

Multiple Dates

FarmED is working with 3LM, The Savory Network Hub in the UK and Ireland, to deliver 12 days of comprehensive holistic management training, starting in July. This training is ideal for pioneering farmers, land managers and advisers with a passion for regenerative agriculture.

We are running the training over four three-day blocks in 2021. We will first introduce the fundamentals of holistic management before we explore the concepts of land planning and ecological monitoring, holistic planned grazing and financial planning.

  • Course 1: Holistic Management Fundamentals (19th – 21st July 2021)

  • Course 2: Holistic Ecological Monitoring and Land Planning (22nd - 24th September 2021)

  • Course 3: Holistic Planned Grazing (18th – 20th October 2021)

  • Course 4: Holistic Financial Planning (22nd – 24th November 2021)

As an added bonus all participants will be given lifetime access to the Regrarians workplace - a private online knowledge community led by internationally renowned educator and regenerative farmer Darren J. Doherty.

This training is accredited by the Savory Institute and is the gateway to becoming an accredited professional educator, adviser, monitor and verifier in Holistic Management.

Introduction to Permaculture

16th July

Permaculture offers a way of creating spaces and systems that are driven by a set of design principles, inspired by natural self-sustaining systems and based upon the ethics of caring for people, the planet and our combined future.

The permaculture design framework has inspired and been utilized as a practical way to design and manage agroecological farming systems by countless farms and other food growing spaces around the world.

In this introductory module led by experienced permaculture designer, Caroline Aitken, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about permaculture design principles and ethics and how to apply them to your daily life, as well as being introduced to agroecological farming methods and techniques utilised in permaculture design.

We will be adding more modules and courses through the year, so keep checking our newsletter and events calendar.


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