Cotswold Seeds Ltd

FarmED: Food & Farming Education

Cotswold Seeds Ltd has been supported by the Cotswolds LEADER Programme towards the construction of the Educational centre. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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FarmED Programme 

Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food 

Course Overview 2020/21

Are you interested in regenerative agriculture and sustainable food?  Would you like to learn more from inspiring industry experts and share knowledge with others? Are you seeking more practical know-how? The unique FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food might be just what you are looking for. 

Summary

The FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Food is currently being developed for launch in summer 2020. It is designed to introduce and explore the key concepts of regenerative farming and sustainable food systems at a local, regional and international level. 

Curated by the FarmED team working with inspiring industry experts and leading practitioners, the programme offers a unique learning and skill share opportunity in a small group setting. It will cover key theories and academic material alongside practical muddy boot sessions. 

It is suitable for all those who want to develop their knowledge and understanding in this exciting and challenging area. It is ideal for those who want to make a difference. 

The programme is designed for farmers, growers, smallholders, advisers and those involved in the food chain. Participants will be a mix of passionate new entrants, inquisitive career changers and land managers with prior knowledge and experience. 

 

 

Programme Structure

The programme is structured to be flexible and studied on a part-time basis – perfect for those working or studying elsewhere full time.  It consists of 18 specific modules and workshops delivered over an 18-month rolling period. Modules will typically run over 2  days (with some intensive 1 day workshops, and some weekends) with one module scheduled each month.  Participants can choose to engage with one module, a bundle or all 18. 

Programme Content

The core modules and content are currently in development. Please get in touch if there is a subject you would like us to cover. Example themes being considered to include: ​

Programme Overview

When: Allow two to three days each month per module from Autumn 2020.

Module Fees: Participants can choose to engage with one module, a bundle or all 18. The prices below are a guide only and are subject to change.

Course Content: Subject to change and updates. Can be tailored to suit specific group needs, focus area and level.

Certificate of Attendance: All those participating and engaging with the programme will receive a FarmED Certificate of Attendance.

Group Size: Typically, 10 to 25 people.

Food: Nutritious and locally produced food included on all days.

Accomodation: A range of hotel, pub and B&B accommodation is available locally (Shipton, Burford, Chipping Norton etc.). Not included in course fees.

Bursaries: We have a small number of bursaries available for those that need help with the cost of travel, attendance and accomodation.

Guide Pricing:

1 Module - £395

6 Modules - £2250

12 Modules - £4250

18 Modules - £5950

Your Regenerative Journey 

Gaining core knowledge is a great first step. But what next? To help you on your regenerative journey we will also be offering programme participants a mentoring and support package, and an enterprise bootcamp. 

  • Mentoring and Support Package - This option is aimed at new farmers and growers who want one to one support from successful practitioners. This is tailored to individual needs but may include periods of work placement/internship, coaching and on-site advice/consultancy.

  • Enterprise Bootcamp - The enterprise bootcamp will offer help and advice in a small and tailored group setting to those who want to develop their own farm or food business venture. Spread over intensive workshop blocks we will offer practical sessions on ideation, market research, marketing strategy, business planning, financial planning, funding, joint ventures, risk management, writing tenders, pitching and project launch. 

Further Information

Further information will be released in spring 2020 but please do come for a chat with the team at FarmED and your register your initial interest.  What content would you like to see? Is there a session you would like to co-curate and deliver?