This month’s talk is brought to the Shed in conjunction with Greening Tetbury and this evening we welcome three speakers to talk about their experiences of sustainable/organic farming. All come from completely different backgrounds bringing their own unique take and expertise on the subject “The answer is in the soil”.
Between them they will cover the soil itself, what damages it and what sustains it; the best ways to grow fruit and vegetables without using damaging fertilisers/pesticides/fungicides and global cattle farming.
Our three speakers are:
Sophia graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture. She has experience across all aspects of farming. A particular interest in genetics, climate and global food production systems has led her to work in various countries.
Dr John Meadley
John graduated from Wye College and subsequently spent 40 years abroad working in overseas development in the agricultural industry.
Returning to the UK he joined an international agricultural consulting company, setting up his own company in 1983 to promote investment in the developing world. During this time, he was also a visiting professor at Cranfield University and was awarded the MBE for his work overseas.
He is also a Director of Transition Stroud and Honorary President of the Pasture-fed Livestock Association.
Fred spent three years in the 1990s receiving an education in biodynamic agriculture in Warmonderhof in the Netherlands. For the last 22 years he has worked at Prince Charles’ Duchy Farm. As an organic farmer he grows over 100 varieties of fruit and vegetables there.