An Introduction to Sustainable Farming and Food Course (March 2023) - FarmED
Course Timings: 15 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Join FarmED for an informative and inspiring day on the farm to explore the challenges and opportunities in sustainable farming and food (such as regenerative flour), 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!
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK
The need to transform the farming and food sector is not in doubt. Here at FarmED, we believe that agriculture, our food chains and nutritional choices should be seen as part of the solution, not the problem.
Time is against us. We must move towards and beyond sustainability at pace – to an agroecological and a regenerative system that rebuilds our soils, habitats, landscapes and local communities. We should be bold and aim for more than net zero.
Within the UK we have an impressive and diverse mix of farming systems, big and small, managed by a passionate and influential community of regenerative farmers, landowners, growers and eco-entrepreneurs. It is time to realise their role and potential.
Change needs consumer and market support – but we are confident that an exciting range of alternative food systems and business opportunities do exist. Sadly, access to land and good food is not all open to all - to succeed we must reach out to everyone, connect rural to urban, and stimulate new ways of working. Education and knowledge are at the heart of this.
There is much to do….and the journey begins beneath our feet.