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Regenerative Agriculture Inspiration Day

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Smiling Tree Farm

Smiling Tree Farm

Chapel Lawn

Bucknell

SY7 0BW

United Kingdom

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Learn about perennial food production in an organic, 100% grass-fed, holistic, diverse, polyculture, carbon-negative system.

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Smiling Tree Farm is a 70 acre holding in south Shropshire that uses regenerative organic, permaculture and holistic farm management practices to produce nutrient-rich food from perennial polyculture systems.

Combining and replicating forest systems with the natural role of migrating herbivores, the farm produces fruit, nuts and vegetables alongside meat and dairy in a self-sustaining, almost closed-loop, carbon-negative system that supports natural nutrient cycling and integrates re-wilded landscapes with food production.

The primary focus of the farm is soil health: fertility and function, through maximising carbon cycling and sequestration to grow soil, feed the soil food web and mobilise mineral availability to plants. Only from a healthy soil can healthy food be produced.

The day will be run by your host, Christine Page, combining indoor presentations and an extensive tour of Smiling Tree Farm to see regenerative agriculture in practice.

The day will cover:

  • Our farm vision & what we do
  • What is regenerative agriculture?
  • Tour & introduction to our holistic mob grazing pastures, silvopasture & how we are introducing forest systems & re-wilding with food production
  • Mob grazing: mimicking the natural grazing patterns of migrating herbivores & how to implement this simple, effective grazing system
  • The critical importance of diversity for soil, plant, animal and human health as well as natural eco-systems
  • Trees for browsing, self-medication & fodder, as well as shade, shelter, water retention, nutrient-cycling & wildlife habitat
  • An introduction to soil science & the carbon (life) cycle
  • The link between soil health, flavour & increasing vital nutrients in our food
  • Cows, climate change & carbon sequestration
  • The great food con: how our food systems are being hijacked by vested interests
  • Animal welfare & how we produce ethical meat & milk
  • Practical advice & tips for those wishing to implement regenerative agriculture on any scale

Bring your note pad, pencil, list of questions and a packed lunch for a day of inspiration at Smiling Tree Farm.

Day runs: 11am - 4pm

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Smiling Tree Farm

Smiling Tree Farm

Chapel Lawn

Bucknell

SY7 0BW

United Kingdom

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