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Saving Our Soils!

Farm walk, conversation and supper with Guy Singh-Watson and friends

“I've been growing organic vegetables for thirty years and over that time I suppose I've come to realize that the health of the soil is absolutely critical to the health of my vegetables, to my well-being, to my customers’ well-being; it really, really matters and we are making a bit of a mess of it.” Guy Singh-Watson.

Join Guy Singh-Watson and soil experts Emilie Savary and Richard Smith for a farm walk and discussion at the Riverford's Wash Farm, followed, of course, by an organic, three-course meal at The Riverford Field Kitchen celebrating the veg in the fields around us.

Intensive farming, agrichemical abuse and more are severely degrading the world’s precious fertile soils at a rate of 24bn tonnes every year. We need to reverse this trend if we are to ensure the necessary food production of future generations, as well as reduce biodiversity loss and the emission of greenhouse gases.

 Without healthy soil we would have little food and very little wildlife.  With a growing population to feed, and a simultaneous decline in soil quality, how can we protect the future of farming?

If you have an interest in the challenges and future of farming, would like to understand more about organic methods, or are just intrigued about Riverford, this event will answer a lot of your questions.

Tickets cost £50pp and include farm walk, conversations with Guy & friends and a three course organic feast using the veg we're famous for.

Tickets are non-refundable for this event, although we will happily transfer tickets to a different name.

Please advise of any dietaries at time of booking.

Earlier Event: December 5
Soil, Soul & Society
Later Event: January 3
Oxford Real Farming Conference 2019