Events

Farm walkWelcome to our events listings which include a farm walk programme on organic farms across the UK; dedicated sector training events, future growers’ scheme activities and our programme of farmer/ grower field labs. Our events are open to all and we also publicise events for other organisations which are supporting agro ecological farming methods.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support farmers to adopt new and more sustainable farming practices as well as providing ongoing professional development for more established organic practitioners.

Organic Cereals: Innovation in the supply chain – 30 June 2015 – SAVE THE DATE

30 June 2015

Venue: Campden BRI, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire, UK GL55 6LD 

Organic arable production represents an important part of the food chain. There is a need to understand the latest developments affecting the organic sector, how these might influence the current sta...

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4)

02 July 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet

This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system. We will review the progress made over the last year and look at the impact the AD system has had on elements ...

Producing Quality Forage: Getting the conditions & mix right

02 July 2015

Rhynie, Huntly

A practical on-farm afternoon visit looking at achieving optimum soil, seed and growing conditions for efficient grass and arable silage production, including soil preparation, seed selection and wee...

Farm walk: Gold Hill Organic Farm - Dorset

15 July 2015

GoldHill Organic Farm, Ridgeway Lane, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, DT11 8HB

Gold Hill Organic Farm converted from a traditional dairy herd of 70 cows to organic veg and beef 26 years ago. We started on one acre of raised beds using low tillage/no dig methods. At the farm wal...

Regenerative Agriculture (5 days course)

18 July 2015

Ragman's Lane Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA

Jairo Restrepo will be teaching for the first time in the UK at Ragmans Lane Farm. A chance to learn how to regenerate farming systems using techniques such as biofertiliser, micro organisms, mineral...

Regenerative Agriculture - 5 day course

18 July 2015

Ragmans Farm is hosting a 5 day course combining the theoretical and practical basis for Jairo Restrepo’s Regenerative Agriculture. The main focus of Regenerative Agriculture is the health of the land and the quality of the food produced on the land. Jairo’s teaching style makes clear the how and why of regenerating biological fertility and mineral agricultural soils; and how this enables the viable production of healthy food that is affordable to consumers and profitable for farmers.

Who should attend: Farmers and independent small-scale growers, food producers, food retailers, technicians, students. Anyone interested in sustainable rural development and environmental protection....

Field Lab: Growing heritage thatching wheat varieties

22 July 2015

Wakelyns Agroforestry, Metfield Lane, Fressingfield, Near Eye, Diss, Suffolk, IP21 5SD

Wheat in the past has traditionally been grown as a dual purpose crop for grain as well as straw for thatching. Older heritage varieties are still sought after amongst thatchers for their length and ...

Applied Agroecology Workshop- a day with Jairo Restrepo

24 July 2015

Ragman's Lane Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA

Jairo Restrepo is a passionate educator and activist in the field of sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty. He campaigns for a return of self determination, knowledge and autonomy to the farme...

Soil chromatography workshop

25 July 2015

Ragman's Lane Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA

Jairo Restrepo will be teaching for the first time in the UK at Ragmans Lane Farm. A one day workshop learning about biological soils and simple techniques to measure mineral and biological interacti...

Farm walk: FAI Farms - Oxfordshire

28 July 2015

FAI Farms,The Field Station, Wytham, Oxford, OX2 8QJ, UK

The farm covers approx 1500 acres stretching from the west near Swinford Toll Bridge, following the River Thames downstream to Binsey in the east, taking in the historic parkland of Wytham village. F...
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Notes from 
 previous events

New futures in farmland ownership

The final day of our Access to land events looked at land ownership, how we can make it stack up economically and how communities in France have taken real ownership of their land and food supply thr...

Financing farmland acquisition

Day two of our Access to land events took us to Triodos Bank where we explored current developments in community ownership of land in the UK and Europe. Various tools and models for financing farmlan...

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil...

Low carbon farming event (Kent) - 'Moving towards low carbon farming'

The Low Carbon Farming project events moved to Kent during the sunny week in late May with a sucessful day at Commonwork Farm, Bore Place. The morning session was held in the farm's 'low carbon' conf...

Low carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions

The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Bro...