Have a Field Day At FarmED

Posted: 21st February 2023

If you want to get the most from your Cotswold Seeds mixtures, come and have a field day at FarmED and join one of our workshops and courses.

Herbal Ley Establishment & Management - March 28th & June 13th

Join us for a one day course on Herbal Leys Establishment and Management brought to you by the FarmED team and Cotswolds Seeds. A herbal ley is a complex seed mixture of grasses, legumes and herbs, which bring a range of benefits to forage, livestock health and soil fertility. Herbal leys can often include a mixture of up to 17 species, and can be incorporated into arable, livestock or horticultural operations with multiple benefits including building soil fertility and improving water resilience, to fostering better animal health and boosting biodiversity. Herbal leys are a traditional low-input method of farming that provides benefits to arable, livestock and horticultural operations alike.


Managing Horse Pastures for Biodiversity - June 19th

Want to know more about the health benefits of species-rich grasslands? Interested in maximising the positive impact that your equine businesses has on landscape and biodiversity? This one day workshop will include guest speakers, case studies, a farm walk and local field visit.


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.


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.


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



Please visit  www.farm-ed.co.uk to find out more and book your place.