The Oxford Real Farming Conference and Funding for Enlightened Agriculture are hosting two free sessions with Marmalade, a new platform for social change events, which launches on the 13th-17th April in Oxford.
‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues of fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems.
Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.
Venue: Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 0HR
25th February 2015
10 am – 4pm
This seminar is for farmers and landowners, advisers and land agents, researchers, young people including students and apprentices and others involved in the food supply chain. It will be of interest to farmers considering conversion, as well as established organic farmers and growers and those involved in developing agricultural and environmental policy.
This is a training opportunity from The Kindling Trust. You will be shown how to set up an organic food growing business, learning from the growers themselves. Starts this Spring - so hurry!
The Kindling Trust Kindling works towards a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and has set up a number of projects including Feeding Manchester, the Land Army, and FarmStart Manchester (an incubator farm for brand new growers)
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) are running a number of Permaculture courses across the UK. The WEA is a charity supported by a skills funding agency contract and as such their courses are open and free to UK and EU residents in receipt of specified means tested benefits.