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Gloucestershire regenerative environment and agriculture transition

 
 

ABOUT

The GREAT Project is putting Gloucestershire in the vanguard of the transition to regenerative agriculture.

GREAT stands for Gloucestershire Regenerative Environment and Agriculture Transition. It’s a three-year project, funded by Thirty Percy, to boost the transition to farming methods that restore the soil, water and air.  We want to join the dots between farmers, advisors, growers, mentors and their communities to facilitate this change that is so sorely needed for a resilient future for farms, nature and the earth.

We have three core aims: build evidence, facilitate knowledge exchange, and nurture enterprise.

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Regenerative agriculture is based on five principles:

  1. Don’t disturb the soil

  2. Keep the soil surface covered

  3. Keep living roots in the soil

  4. Grow a diverse range of crops

  5. Integrate grazing livestock into the system

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OUR AIMS

 

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OUR AIMS

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Exchanging knowledge

We’re subsidising Gloucestershire farmers to attend events across the county where they can learn, mentor, and share experience. We’re developing a network of farmers, advisors, mentors, and convenors who are ready to be part of the regenerative transition.

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Building evidence

We’re building the evidence for regenerative farming, growing and food systems. By talking to farmers and new entrants, and doing case studies, we’re finding out what works, what’s needed, and how to make it happen.

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Nurturing enterprise

We’re supporting farmers, growers and new entrants to innovate and grow their businesses. We’re running subsidised enterprise bootcamps and webinars, a mentoring programme, and a new entrants programme. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Fundamentals of Regenerative Soil Health - GREAT DISCOUNT 60%
    27 Jan, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    In this workshop, led by agroecological adviser Niels Corfield, you will learn how to apply the principles of regenerative agriculture to improve and monitor soil health on your farm for optimum crop and livestock performance.
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  • Soil health and regenerative agriculture. GREAT 15% discount code: GREAT-21-15
    11 Feb, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Fordhall Farm, Tern Hill, Market Drayton TF9 3PS
    In-person course taught over one whole day. Book with GREAT discound code for 15% off: GREAT-21-15
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  • Agroforestry Design Masterclass - GREAT DISCOUNT 60%
    16 Feb, 09:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    In this two-day intensive workshop you will be guided through an intuitive agroforestry design process by some of the UK’s leading agroforestry practitioners.
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  • Regenerative Grazing: Principles, Planning and Application. GREAT 30% discount
    24 Feb, 10:00 – 25 Feb, 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Would you like to use adaptive pasture management on your farm to save time and grow better grass? In this course you'll learn the nuts and bolts of regenerative grazing management and whole farm planning to design farm layouts and grazing plans while minimising costs.
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  • Herbal Ley Establishment & Management - GREAT DISCOUNT 30%
    08 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Join us for a one day course on Herbal Leys Establishment and Management brought to you by the FarmED team and Cotswolds Seeds.
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  • Regenerative Soil Health: From Principle to Practice - GREAT DISCOUNT 60%
    10 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    In this workshop, led by agroecological adviser Niels Corfield, you will learn how to apply the principles of regenerative agriculture to improve and monitor soil health on your farm for optimum crop and livestock performance.
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  • An Introduction to Sustainable Farming and Food – Nourishing People and Regenerating the Planet
    16 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Join us for an informative and inspiring day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food and how we can nourish people and regenerate the planet. You will hear lots about soil heath, gut health and everything in between!
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  • Regenerative Arable Farming
    23 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Ready to apply the principles of regenerative soil health to take your arable operation to the next level? If you've completed the Fundamentals of Regenerative Soil Health course and are ready to integrate the principles of soil health in your arable operation then this course is for you.
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  • Holistic Management Fundamentals
    28 Mar, 09:00 BST – 30 Mar, 17:00 BST
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    FarmED is working with 3LM, The Savory Network Hub in the UK and Ireland, to deliver 12 days of comprehensive holistic management training beginning with a 3 day focus event on Holistic Management Fundamentals.
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  • Water Resilience & Natural Flood Management
    06 Apr, 09:00 – 21:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Join us for a one day workshop exploring a range of techniques for managing water effectively on farms. On this course you will learn how different practices can help to manage water cycles on your land. In particular we'll take a look at techniques to slow, sink, spread, and stop water.
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  • GREAT Enterprise Bootcamp - April 2022 (FREE)
    08 Apr, 09:00 – 09 Apr, 17:00
    Royal Agricultural University, RAU School of Enterprise, Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 6JS, UK
    A practical introduction to getting your sustainable food business started. A two-day intensive bootcamp is followed by 10 weeks of support, including mentoring and online workshops. It's free to farm-based entrepreneurs in Gloucestershire.
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  • Holistic Financial Planning
    25 Apr, 09:00 – 27 Apr, 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    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.
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  • Holistic Planned Grazing
    23 May, 09:00 – 25 May, 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    FarmED is working with 3LM, The Savory Network Hub in the UK and Ireland, to deliver 12 days of comprehensive holistic management training in 2021. This training is ideal for pioneering farmers, land managers and advisers with a passion for regenerative agriculture.
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  • An Introduction to Sustainable Farming and Food – Nourishing People and Regenerating the Planet
    01 Jun, 09:00 – 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Join us for an informative and inspiring day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food and how we can nourish people and regenerate the planet.
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  • Holistic Ecological Monitoring and Land Planning
    27 Jun, 09:00 – 29 Jun, 17:00
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    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.
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