Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22
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Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22

"Together with FarmED a group of us have been working to build the programme for Emergent Generation 2022. This is an event to kickstart a new network of young champions building sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. Join us in September, it's going to be great! We're excited about Emergent Generation 2022 because the sessions and workshops will be small and intimate. We're making sure that we have the opportunity for building deep connections. You can learn how to communicate your story with BBC journalist & broadcaster Anna Jones, discuss small agroecological businesses with Chris Smaje, and join practical sessions on an agroecological farm. Join us in September, it's going to be great! Have a look at how our programme is shaping up. We are going to get into some juicy discussions at Emergent Generation in September. We'll look at western perceptions of sustainability and the histories that have framed it. We’ll explore the complex issues within our local and global food system and hear from young regen farmers from a range of new enterprising regenerative farmers and growers. Have your say in September, Join us! The tickets for Emergent Generation include accomodation if needed, great food and transport between locations, thanks to WWF they are heavily subsidised. We do know that this might not be enough, so please get in touch with FarmED as they have some bursaries that might help some more." FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22
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Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22

"Together with FarmED a group of us have been working to build the programme for Emergent Generation 2022. This is an event to kickstart a new network of young champions building sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. Join us in September, it's going to be great! We're excited about Emergent Generation 2022 because the sessions and workshops will be small and intimate. We're making sure that we have the opportunity for building deep connections. You can learn how to communicate your story with BBC journalist & broadcaster Anna Jones, discuss small agroecological businesses with Chris Smaje, and join practical sessions on an agroecological farm. Join us in September, it's going to be great! Have a look at how our programme is shaping up. We are going to get into some juicy discussions at Emergent Generation in September. We'll look at western perceptions of sustainability and the histories that have framed it. We’ll explore the complex issues within our local and global food system and hear from young regen farmers from a range of new enterprising regenerative farmers and growers. Have your say in September, Join us! The tickets for Emergent Generation include accomodation if needed, great food and transport between locations, thanks to WWF they are heavily subsidised. We do know that this might not be enough, so please get in touch with FarmED as they have some bursaries that might help some more." FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22
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Tiye looks forward to #EmergentGeneration22

"Together with FarmED a group of us have been working to build the programme for Emergent Generation 2022. This is an event to kickstart a new network of young champions building sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. Join us in September, it's going to be great! We're excited about Emergent Generation 2022 because the sessions and workshops will be small and intimate. We're making sure that we have the opportunity for building deep connections. You can learn how to communicate your story with BBC journalist & broadcaster Anna Jones, discuss small agroecological businesses with Chris Smaje, and join practical sessions on an agroecological farm. Join us in September, it's going to be great! Have a look at how our programme is shaping up. We are going to get into some juicy discussions at Emergent Generation in September. We'll look at western perceptions of sustainability and the histories that have framed it. We’ll explore the complex issues within our local and global food system and hear from young regen farmers from a range of new enterprising regenerative farmers and growers. Have your say in September, Join us! The tickets for Emergent Generation include accomodation if needed, great food and transport between locations, thanks to WWF they are heavily subsidised. We do know that this might not be enough, so please get in touch with FarmED as they have some bursaries that might help some more." FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
ORFC In The Field @RealFarmED
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ORFC In The Field @RealFarmED

The inaugural ORFC in the Field event in July - originally planned for 2020 - was a great success. The small, intimate, practical workshops covering subjects ranging from Holistic Restoration and Saving Seed for Growers to beekeeping - allowed opportunities for deep dives, knowledge transfer, peer-to-peer learning and lots of time for questions and discussions. Folk singer, song collector and conservationist, Sam Lee, closed the event with songs and stories in the field. FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
Highlights from the first Farm & Food Literature Festival at FarmED 2022
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Highlights from the first Farm & Food Literature Festival at FarmED 2022

Highlights from the first Farm & Food Literature Festival at FarmED 2022, co-curated with Chelsea Green Publishing. A celebration of words, stories and experiences from the wonderful world of agroecology, regenerative farming and sustainable food. 1 Day, 18 events, panel discussions & farm walks, 20 authors/speakers, 100 guests! Thanks to sponsorship from Earthwatch and festival bookshop Jaffe & Neale. Let’s Do It Again! Join Us Next Year 13th - 14th May 2023. Save the date and register your interest at www.farm-ed.co.uk/event-details/farm-food-literature-festival FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
International Dawn Chorus Day  - The Best Possible Start To May
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International Dawn Chorus Day - The Best Possible Start To May

1st May is a music festival like no other, with headliners including blackbirds, robins, wrens and yellowhammers. For our dawn walkers it was worth getting up at 3am to hear the stunning magical finale. The dawn chorus walk was led by conservationist Nick Patel. We were joined by 33 intrepid locals, including some children, and were lucky to have a mild, still morning. Nick led us on a walk around the permanent pasture and natural flood management scheme, into the orchard, surrounded all the way by tall, thick native hedging which provides habitat for farmland songbirds. Nick’s talk was very informative and we were impressed by his ability to recognise individual birdsong among the chorus. Nick will be back at FarmED in June to lead a Pollinator Farm Walk & Lunch. Booking now!  FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
Agroforestry Design Masterclass
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Agroforestry Design Masterclass

Our next Agroforestry Design Masterclass is booking now for September. Looking to integrate trees into your farming business but don’t know which trees to plant, how many, or where? Unsure about fencing, or how to market your tree products? Whether you are interested in planting trees for food or biomass production, livestock shelter or browse, overall resilience or any other goals, this two-day intensive workshop will save you time by giving you the skills needed to design your own project as well as easy to use planning tools to take home with you for the future planting. You will be guided through an intuitive agroforestry design process by some of the UK’s leading agroforestry practitioners, receive 1:1 advice in clinic sessions, and walk away with a detailed agroforestry design for an area of your farm. FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
Why should we care about farmland birds with James Kempton -  FarmED Podcast Episode 16
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Why should we care about farmland birds with James Kempton - FarmED Podcast Episode 16

Edd Colbert talks to farmland bird specialist, James Kempton, from the University of Oxford. James is conducting surveys of birds at FarmED as part of a supplementary bird feeding project across the NE Cotswold Farmer Cluster Group. He talks about the importance of birds as part of an integrated farmland ecosystem and the benefits to farmers of increased numbers of bird species on their land. Edd and James are joined by some of FarmED’s avian residents and visitors - yellowhammers, robins and chaffinches! James Kempton is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology. His research concerns flight of albatrosses and falcons, and in particular how an understanding of their flight control and energetics can inform the development of more sustainable and capable drone technology. As part of his interest in sustainability, James is leading the survey component of a project that investigates the impact of supplementary feeding on farmland bird species. This project takes place in association with the NE Cotswold Farmer Cluster, headed by Tim Field, and is funded by a Farming in Protected Landscapes (FIPL) grant. With sustainability interests abroad, he is also leading a research expedition to the Cyclops Mountains of New Guinea in search of ‘lost’ and new animal species whose (re)discovery will help garner sustainable conservation interventions in this extraordinary and threatened mountain range. My Zoology page: https://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/james-kempton? Richard Broughton's 2020 paper on which the current study design is based: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00063657.2021.1922356?journalCode=tbis20 FIPL in Cotswolds National Landscape page: https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/looking-after/farming-in-protected-landscapes/ FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
FarmED Receives Special Award for Sustainability from The Civic Trust
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FarmED Receives Special Award for Sustainability from The Civic Trust

FarmED and our architects Timothy Tasker Architects Ltd has received the Special Award for Sustainability in the The Civic Trust Award. The Civic Trust Award is the longest standing architectural and built environment awards scheme in Europe and the Special Award is presented to a scheme that has demonstrated excellent sustainability credentials. This year 45 projects have been selected to receive recognition within the Civic Trust Awards, AABC Conservation Awards and Selwyn Goldsmith Awards, alongside 6 Special Awards recipients that have demonstrated excellence in a specific field: The Special Award for Sustainability is ‘presented to exemplar project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption. Sponsored by Derwent London.’ FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers. Our Website - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk
FarmED Podcast Episode 15: Sheila Cooke on Holistic Management
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FarmED Podcast Episode 15: Sheila Cooke on Holistic Management

FarmED is working with 3LM, The Savory Network Hub in the UK and Ireland, to deliver 12 days of comprehensive holistic management training in 2022. 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 2022. 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 (28th - 30th March 2022)  Course 2: Holistic Financial Planning (25th - 27th April 2022)  Course 3: Holistic Planned Grazing (23rd - 25th May 2022)  Course 4: Holistic Ecological Monitoring and Land Planning (27th - 29th June 2022) In addition to the formal training, we will facilitate peer to peer learning and discussion. We will also hear from a number of guest speakers and farming practitioners, take a tour of the various enterprises at FarmED and visit local regenerative and agroecological farms that are adopting a holistic approach. Participants will be fed from nutritious, seasonal, and locally produced food from the FarmED kitchen. 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. Cost The comprehensive 12-day training package is £1950 + VAT. The fee will cover tuition, all course materials (manuals, forms, writing materials, and ecological monitoring kit) guest speakers, great food and visits to local farms. Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association. Book Now - https://www.farm-ed.co.uk/event-details/holistic-management-fundamentals-2