The FarmED Programme for 2023 includes a wide range of courses, workshops and events that inspire, educate and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet. All take place in our beautiful eco buildings at the heart of our demonstration farm in the Evenlode Valley. Delicious and nutritious refreshments are freshly prepared in the FarmED kitchen. *Further events will be added to the programme throughout the year.
Friday Farm Walk & Lunch - Most Fridays
Explore Honeydale Farm on an inspiring and informative guided farm walk, led by Founder, Ian Wilkinson or a member of the FarmED team. You’ll visit the meadows, heritage orchard, kitchen garden, natural flood management, woodland and other areas and hear about all that’s been going on at the farm. At the end of the walk there’ll be a delicious and nutritious lunch freshly prepared in the FarmED kitchen.
Pollinators & Predators - July 3rd
How can we encourage pollinators and natural predators in order to reduce pests and increase production? Understand the role of these insects and learn ways to manage and maintain habitats for these unsung heroes.
Animals Into Arable Rotations - July 4th
Are you thinking of introducing livestock back into your arable rotation? Join us as we explore the options and find practical solutions.
Sainfoin & Lucerne Field Day - July 5th
Join the Cotswold Seeds team to learn about Sainfoin and Lucerne and how they can benefit your farm.
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning - July 7th
Join Andy Howard of the Heritage Fruit Tree Co. to learn the theory, skills and practice of Summer Fruit Tree Pruning in order to increase productivity.
Small Scale Dairy Farming - July 11th
Join Hallam from the Dairyy at Honeydale and other small scale dairy producers to learn the joys and challenges of running a micro dairy.
Sustainable Sourcing Strategies in Hospitality: From Farm to Fork - July 12th
A one day CPD accredited course. A unique opportunity for those working in the food sector to immerse themselves in sustainable agriculture and learn more about farm to fork sourcing strategies that benefit the planet, human health and the core business.
A Taste of Permaculture - July 13th
Want to learn a bit more about Permaculture, but don't know where to start? Get a taster for it with Muck + Magic's Shila and Emily as well as a delicious lunch from the cafe.
Wildflower Meadows & Margins - July 18th
As well as looking appealing, wildflowers also have huge biodiversity and environmental benefits. Join us to find out how to select and establish the seed mixtures that best suit your land.
The Compost Clinic - July 27th
Want to turn your food and garden waste into valuable compost? Can't decide which composting system suits your needs? Join us to learn about 3 popular types of composting and see which one would work best for you.
Sort Out Your Soil - August 2nd
We are joined by Anton Rosenfield from Garden Organic, and the Cotswold Seeds team to show how green manures and cover crops can boost the fertility of your soil.
Self-Sufficient Leys Field Day - August 15th
Learn how to use forage legumes to reduce reliance on nitrogen fertiliser.
Equine Grassland Management - September 12th
Enhance your pasture management and increase species diversity to improve horse health and extend the grazing season.
Regenerative Farming: Soil Health Fundamentals - October 3rd
Would you like to learn how to create healthy soils and resilient fields while reducing reliance on inputs, even during droughts?
Joint Ventures and Enterprise Stacking - 19th October
Thriving and sustainable farm businesses need great people. But where do we find them and how can we build strong land partnerships? This one-day course will look at tried and tested models for integrating additional enterprises on farms that can benefit the bottom line and support new entrants.
Please book through www.farm-ed.co.uk
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