An Introduction to Sustainable Farming and Food – Nourishing People and Regenerating the Planet
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About the Event
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.
We discuss the challenges facing farmers and consumers before exploring the range of regenerative principles and agroecological practices open to us. We look at the food we grow, sell and eat; and how we can all do more to benefit our own well-being by farming with nature.
You will hear lots about soil heath, gut health and everything in between!
The day is delivered by the FarmED team and includes a mix of formal presentations and interactive workshop sessions. A guided farm walk will take in our diverse herbal ley and arable rotation, the market garden, mob grazing, micro dairy, apiary, orchard and natural flood management scheme.
We will also be joined by a special guest. Author Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets for 9 years, during which time he served in 5 continents, and led the first expedition to successfully retrace Shackleton's extraordinary journey across the island of South Georgia. He has a passion for food, bee keeping and the environment and is currently putting the finishing touches to his latest book Taking Stock – A Journey Among Cows. He was also a founder, and first head fund raiser for the charity Help for Heroes, and is a keen cricketer. Roger will tell us his story and we will hear all about his research exploring the role cattle play in society and a sustainable future.
Towards the end of the day, you will be encouraged to identify next steps for your own journey in agroecology, regenerative farming and sustainable food.
You will enjoy great food and a chance to network and learn from others.
By the end of this event participants should be able to:
- Summarise the range of environmental, economic, and social challenges facing society today drawing out the key food and farming issues.
- Discuss the most relevant regenerative principles and agroecological practices available to farmers, growers and land managers.
- Question the current food system and propose changes that go beyond sustainability and benefit people and the planet.
- Identify actions that will benefit their own business, career or lifestyle.
This event is a ‘Starter’ from the FarmED Programme Menu – a one day introductory module. It runs several times a year and is designed as a beginner’s gateway to the subject, the work at FarmED and our focus modules.
It is suitable for all those interested in making a difference including farmers, growers, landowners, advisers, educators, chefs, policy makers, our local community and eaters of good food.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our pricing policy here.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers
free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
Module Code: 101