Future Farming SW Conference Schedule

dansunrise2009 dansunrise at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 15:40:48 BST 2010

Dear All,

 We are now able to provide greater detail on the programme for the Future Farming South West Conference. If you could forward details to your members and any interested parties, this would be most appreciated. There are still some vacancies for exhibitors if this is of interest to anyone. 

Yours sincerely,

 Daniel Hurring
 Operations Director
 Natural Communities CIC

Future Farming South West Conference
August 21st 2010
Fernhill Farm, Nr Cheddar, Mendip Hills
Conference: 10am - 7pm

Updated Proceedings

10am Introduction to the Conference

10.15am Introduction to Fernhill Farm with Andy Wear

10.30am Morning Session: Energy & Waste

- Adam Twine - Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit - Green Energy Farmer of the Year 
- Will Weaver - David James Partners - Wind Energy on Farms
- Jay Abrahams - Biologic Design - Reedbed WET Systems
- Ross Elliot - Eco-Engineering - Rainwater Harvesting and Eco-Heating Systems
- James Murcott - Fre-Energy - Anaerobic Digestion on Farms
- Joe Wadsworth - Good Energy

12.30pm Lunch Break & Farm Tours

1.30pm Early Afternoon Session: Education & Tourism 
- Andy Wear: Fernhill Farm
- Paddington Farm Trust
- Other TBC

3pm Later Afternoon Session: Sustainable Food Production & New models of farming 
- Chris Walford - Pertwood Farm - Developing Farm-based Brands
- Luke Hasell - The Story Group - Community Supported Agriculture
- Jyoti Fernandes - Fivepenny Farm - Cooperative Selling and Local Markets
- Linda Hull - Somerset Land and Food - Foodmapping 

4.30pm Early Evening: The Big Debate: The Future of the County Farms in Somerset
With contributions from the NFU, Somerset County Tenant Farmers Association, Somerset Land and Food, Transition Somerset, the Country Land & Business Association and more.

6.00pm Film: A Farm for the Future 

Musical Entertainment until after Midnight with Celtech, Tim Hall and more

The event costs £15 and can be paid for on the door - Pre-booking advisable. The conference is held as part of the wider Off-Grid Conference Camp taking place on the farm over the weekend to which families are welcome (Day ticketed children at no additional price). Attractions include a vintage fair, kids area, organic cafes, stalls and exhibitions, talks, practical workshops and live music and performance. Food and Drink will be available all day, including local cider and ales, plus tasty meals from the Fernhill Farm kitchen. Musical Entertainment will follow into the evening.

For directions and other info, please visit www.fernhill-farm.co.uk
For information on Off-Grid, please visit www.sunrise-offgrid.co.uk/future-farms.php
General Enquiries, Bookings and Applications: Daniel Hurring - 07792 353864 / dan at sunrisecelebration.com
Venue and Farming Enquiries: 07903 584695 or 07712 616797 / Andy at fernhill-farm.co.uk 
Press Enquiries: Katherine Ritchie - 07505 197554 / kat at sunrisecelebration.com

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