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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

Click the image to go to the Groundswell website for more information

OUR AIMS

 
 
 

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

  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module A - Individual Skills
    24 Aug, 09:30 – 25 Aug, 16:00
    Farm 491, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JR, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module C - Project Leadership Skills
    30 Aug, 09:30 – 31 Aug, 16:00
    Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JS, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module B - Team Skills
    08 Sept, 09:30 – 09 Sept, 16:00
    Farm 491, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JR, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • Agroforestry Design Masterclass
    24 Sept, 09:00 – 25 Sept, 16:30
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    Looking to integrate trees into your farming business this coming planting season but don’t know which trees to plant, how many, or where? Unsure about fencing, or how to market your tree products? Discover the answers to these questions and more...
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  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module B - Team Skills
    28 Sept, 09:30 – 29 Sept, 16:00
    Farm 491, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JR, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module C - Project Leadership Skills
    06 Oct, 09:30 – 07 Oct, 16:00
    Farm 491, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JR, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • The Rural Facilitator (A Ruralink course) Module C - Project Leadership Skills
    26 Oct, 09:30 – 27 Oct, 16:00
    Farm 491, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JR, UK
    Leadership development and application for professional advisors, community facilitators and mentors.
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  • Farming with Pollinators
    Time is TBD
    FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
    On this course we'll take a look at how you can play your role in protecting pollinators by providing corridors, refuges, pollen, nectar and prey. We'll consider the benefits and challenges of using pollinator mixes at scale as well as other practices such as pollinator strips...
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