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ORFC in the Field @ FarmED

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Building on the sessions from this years Oxford Real Farming Conference, this inaugural event will dive deeper into the practical application of agroecology and regenerative agricultural techniques.

The two day programme will be hosted by FarmED at its beautiful new site in the Cotswolds and curated by leading practitioners.

Participants will be able to choose from a number of field-based workshops including beekeeping, building and monitoring soil health,  agroforestry design, growing, harvesting and utilising heritage grains and creating and running a CSA. A full programme will be available shortly.

Organised by the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) Team and FarmED.

A nutritious and locally produced lunch will be provided, with drinks at the onsite Mob Graze Inn, plus a celebratory dinner, a pasture for life BBQ with music and poetry.

Jonty Brunyee, Manager of FarmED comments: ‘FarmED seeks to promote the move towards regenerative agriculture and sustainable food systems, so shares it’s vision and values with ORFC. The ORFC in the Field event will be a great event for farmers, smallholders, growers, advisors, students and new entrants as well as anyone with an interest in practical agroecology and regenerative practices or with experiences to share.’

Ian Wilkinson, Founder of FarmED and the MD of Cotswold Seeds says: ‘Cotswold Seeds has enjoyed a close relationship with ORFC as sponsors for many years and we are so excited and delighted to be hosting the first ORFC in the Field at our new centre for farming and food education, FarmED.’

Ruth West, co-founder of the ORFC comments: ‘Bringing the practical sessions we already run at ORFC out into the fields for people to get their hands dirty and their boots muddy is a tremendously exciting next step in our second decade. Diversifying the discussions that farmers have access to is hugely important to us, along with providing more opportunities for people to connect with the knowledge and innovation in the ORFC community.’

Further information and a booking portal will be available shortly but you can register interest and suggest ideas for a session by contacting

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