Countryside COP2: Soil Health and Water Security

FCT & Yeo Valley – Transitioning to Regenerative Farming

An event for farmers to share the results from the Farm Carbon Toolkit’s work with Yeo Valley on a transition to regenerative farming

About this event:

Creating the space ahead of COP27 for the UK’s rural community to take centre stage and showcase our contribution to a just and equitable resilient net zero economy. The themes at Countryside COP2 anchor to those at COP 27. This event sits on the ‘Adaptation and Water’ themed day on the 10th of October.

Farm Carbon Toolkit has been working with Yeo Valley over the past two years to build knowledge on baseline soil carbon levels and investigate farming practices which build soil carbon reliably, whilst improving soil health and increasing on farm biodiversity. At this event we will share the results of this work and look at the impact on all aspects of farmland ecosystem services including water security.

This event is designed for farmers to understand more about the pioneering research that has been taking place through this project. There will be lots of time for discussions and questions, and there will be a farm walk allowing participants to see some of the current innovations at Holt Farm including silvopasture, composting, diverse leys and various grazing techniques.

Provisional agenda for the day:

● Introduction to the day from Yeo Valley

● Presentations from FCT staff Becky Willson and Liz Bowles

● Farmer perspectives

● Break for refreshments

● Farm Walk at Holt Farm, Blagdon

To see the full Countryside COP2 programme please see here


To book your space, please go to the Eventbrite page here.

Please note this event is limited to 22 due to the space inside the yurt.

Kindly hosted by Yeo Valley Organic at Holt Farm.

Link to the flyer here.

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