FarmED Programme 

Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food 

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 skills and know how? The unique FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food might be just what you are looking for. 

The FarmED Programme in Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Food is our diverse suite of knowledge exchange, training, and education activities. The programme is currently being developed for launch in autumn 2020.

The programme, curated by the FarmED team working with inspiring industry experts and leading practitioners, is designed to be flexible offering a mixed menu of learning opportunities. It is ideal for those who want to make a difference, including land managers, farmers, chefs, career changers, advisers and students. 

It is suitable for all those who want to develop their knowledge and understanding in this exciting and challenging area. We cater for those with prior knowledge and experience as well as those new to the subject. 

There will be something for everyone, including farm walks and pop-up food events, formal modules exploring key theories and academic material, practical workshops and muddy boot skill-share sessions. 

Nibbles - A range of fun and informal taster events to whet your appetite. Come and see the farm and our regenerative management approach, eat well, and experience the warm FarmED welcome. We also offer remote nibbles for those that can’t make it to FarmED.

Starters - Our one-day introductory modules are aimed at those seeking an overview of key issues, theories and practice. Suitable for participants who are seeking a quick update or are new to the subject. These modules also serve as gateways/pre-requisites to the focus modules and can be tailored for student groups.

Main Course - Our focus modules typically run over two or three days allowing time to explore key themes in more depth. We look at relevant theories and practice, hear from industry experts, discuss relevant case studies and/or visit local exemplars. Participants also spend time developing their own ideas, farm plans and solutions.

Kids Menu - We engage with tomorrows consumers and decision makers through our Farm and Food Discovery Activities working in partnership with local primary and secondary schools. We are also working with The Country Trust to bring food, farming and the countryside alive for disadvantaged children.

Take Away - We link with local training providers to offer a range of events focusing on practical skills development that enable regenerative practice on the ground and in the kitchen.

Specials - Our exciting flagship events offer opportunities for debate, knowledge exchange and celebration.  Some events will be one-off seasonal specials, while some will become an annual/biannual focus of our programme.

** All events and modules are currently in development. The sample menu below is intended just to give you a flavour of what you can expect. Titles and content will be subject to change as we further engage with partners. Please do let us know if there’s anything particular you’d like us to add.

Bursaries

Here at FarmED we aim to be inclusive and we want everyone to engage with our programme of events, modules and learning activities. If funding is a real barrier to you, please get in touch. We have a small bursary pot which we can use to help fund/part fund core fees and other expenses for those that will benefit most. We will consider each approach for financial help without prejudice.

Accreditation

Those taking our introductory and focus modules are entitled to a FarmED Certificate of Attendance. Some events will be suitable for CPD points.

 

Our key skills development courses will be accredited by awarding bodies such as NPTC, LANTRA AWARDS and BASIS where applicable.

 

We are currently working on an accredited route through the programme allowing participants to earn a recognised qualification in Regenerative Agriculture. Participants will take a formal route/set of modules (with some flexible choices) over a given period of time.  It will be suitable for part time students.

Cotswold Seeds Ltd

FarmED: Farm & Food Education

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

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