What’s On @ FarmED: Spring 2024

Posted: 19th February 2024

Come and spend a day with us at FarmED. We have a range of courses, workshops and events to 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 served in the FarmED Cafe.

Friday Farm Walks - Various Dates 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.

Introduction to Agriculture - 5th March In the UK, 71% of land is farmed, but do you understand what’s going on in the fields around you? Do you love the countryside, but wish you understood why the landscape looks the way it does? Would you like to gain a basic knowledge of farming and food production? Maybe you’re considering or about to start a career in the rural sector? Then this one day course is for you. 

Lunchtime Talk : Getting the Dirt on Soil - 5th March Why should we stop treating soil like dirt? It's responsible for producing 95% of the food and can also help to combat climate change! Find out more about soil and all its superpowers, with earthworm and compost expert, Danielle.

Soil Sampling Volunteer Day - Multiple Dates  Get your hands dirty on the farm by helping us sample our soil!

Sheep for Beginners - 12th March  Are you thinking about keeping sheep but don't know where to start? This course will help you gain a basic understanding of sheep and how to keep them.

Lunchtime Talk: Let's talk about Honeybees - 12th March Join us for lunch with our resident Honey Bee expert, Tony Yarrow, as we explore the things you always wanted to know about the world of the honeybee but didn’t like to ask.

Carbon Clinic - 19th March Get your carbon questions answered as we delve into the world of soil carbon, sequestration, net zero and carbon credits. *5 BASIS points available*

Lunchtime Talk : Grow Your Own Veg - 20th March Get top tips from the expert growers from the Kitchen Garden People, on how to be more self-sufficient by growing veg at home.

Herbal Ley Establishment & Management - 26th March Discover the benefits of introducing herbal leys into your rotation with this one day course, and leave feeling confident in your abilities to plan and manage your own system. *9 BASIS points available*

Lunchtime Talk: Watching Wildlife – 27th March Hear stories and see extraordinary footage captured by wildlife monitoring consultant Oliver Rampley. Learn about the fieldcraft and expertise required to locate and record magical footage of elusive animals and birds using trail cameras.

Springtime Foraging Farm Walk - 9th April 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.

Lunchtime Talk: Stories of Farming, Fishing, and Food - 17th April Join us for lunch with author, Jenny Jefferies, as she explores how stories of food, farming and fishing from her new book can change us and the world.

Honeybees and their World - Two Days - 18th April Join us for this two day introduction to the world of the honeybee. Natural beekeeping, honey tasting, and planting for pollinators are just a few of the things we will be discussing.

Dawn Chorus Walk - 7th May Celebrate the Dawn Chorus with a torchlit farm walk, led by conservationist Nick Patel, followed by hot drinks and pastries. This event has sold out for the past three years so book your ticket soon to avoid disappointment.

Farm and Food Literature Festival 2024 - 11th May The Farm & Food Literature Festival, co-curated with Chelsea Green Publishing, is a celebration of words, stories and experiences from the wonderful world of agroecology, regenerative farming and sustainable food. This is the third year of these sell-out events & we’re delighted to return in 2024! Expect inspirational talks and debates from a dazzling line-up including our keynote speaker, Helen Rebanks, author of the Sunday Times best-selling The Farmer's Wife: My Life in Days, plus Derek Gow, Rosamund Young and Robin Harford. 

Lunchtime Talk :  From the Office to the Fields - 21st May Have you ever considered ditching the office for the fields? Hear from Jeff Green as he discusses why he did just that with the ancient art of dry stone walling.

Drystone Walling - Two Days - 22nd May Are you looking to acquire a new skill? Want to know how to repair walls on your land or in your garden? Or simply want to know more about these quintessential features of the Cotswold Landscape? Join us for 2 days to pick up this traditional skill.

Bioindicators: What can weeds teach us? - 6th May What is a weed? We generally think of it as the wrong plant in the wrong place. But what if we viewed these plants as bioindicators that can inform us about soil health or management practices? Join us for a practical workshop to learn what weeds can teach us. 



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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.