Last month Cotswold Seeds lead a herbal ley course at FarmED, for those interested in exploring complex seed mixture of grasses, legumes and herbs for livestock health, soil fertility and forage.
This one day course proved so popular we've scheduled another for July 13th, which is also booking up fast, but there are a few places left.
At the end of the course you will be able to discuss the benefits of herbal leys in terms of soil, environment and animal health, resource conservation, and biodiversity enhancement. You'll also be able to understand considerations for planning a herbal ley system that is appropriate for your farming operation and how to manage it, from establishment to grazing and termination.
FarmED is the new Centre for Farming and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in the Cotswolds. Our mission is to accelerate the transition towards regenerative farming and sustainable food systems by providing space and opportunity for inspirational education, innovative research, practitioner-led knowledge exchange events and personal development. The farm is a diverse mix of low input arable and temporary grass, and organic permanent pasture. Our trial plots include blocks of sainfoin, herbal ley, barley, heritage wheat, wild bird seed and various cover crops. The grassland is managed by mob grazed sheep. At the heart of FarmED are two impressive eco-buildings – one providing space for conferences, lectures, workshops and special events; and the other a farm to fork kitchen and food space, and a regenerative business incubator. Our audience includes local communities, schools, universities, researchers, farmers, new entrants, foodies, businesses, environmental groups and policy makers.
Date Posted: 5th July 2021