What’s On @ FarmED - Autumn/Winter 2023

Posted: 5th October 2023

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. 

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.

Autumnal Foraging Farm Walk - Thursday 5th October 

Would you like to uncover the edible and ecological secrets hiding in the hedgerows, trees and fields around you? Join us for a foraging walk, reconnect to nature and nibble on our abundant wild larder.

Introduction to Permaculture - Tuesday 10th October

Learn how to grow, work, and live regeneratively through permaculture principles on this two day accredited course.

Animals into Arable Rotations - Tuesday 17th October 

Are you thinking of introducing livestock back into your arable rotation? Join us as we explore the options and find practical solutions.

How To Set Up A Joint Venture - Tuesday 19th October

Are you looking to diversify your farming enterprise? Are you a new entrant looking for land or do you have underutilised land that needs managing? This course can help you find the right people, the right business model and an agreement that works for both parties.

Apple Day - Tuesday 24 October 

Join us on Apple Day to celebrate the fruit from our heritage orchard, learn about apples, and relish all the unique flavours of our varieties.

Farming 2050 - Thursday 26 October

Join us for an evening with Benedict Macdonald and Nick Gates. There will be a screening of Save Our Wild Isles: Hungry for Change, followed by a talk about their vision for the Future of Farming 2050.

Herbal Ley Establishment & Management - Thursday 2nd November

Join us for a one day course on Herbal Leys Establishment and Management brought to you by the FarmED team and Cotswolds Seeds.

The Wisdom of Sheep - An evening with Rosamund Young - Thursday 2nd November 

Be transported to the wild meadows of Kite’s Nest Farm and peek into the surprising private lives of some of our most familiar animals. A life-enhancing read from the author of the bestselling gem The Secret Life of Cows. Book included in ticket price!

Equine Grassland Management - Tuesday 14 November 

Enhance your pasture management and increase species diversity to improve horse health and extend the grazing season.

An Introduction to Agriculture - Thursday 16 November 

For people with little or no agricultural experience who are either entering a career in the rural sector or would like a basic knowledge of farming and food production.

Festive Farm Walk and Feast - Saturday 2nd December Celebrate the festive season with your family, friends and colleagues at FarmED with a farm walk and locally-sourced Christmas lunch.

Please book through  www.farm-ed.co.uk

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About Us

It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.