Archive 2019

Below is an archive of the sessions at ORFC 2019. Please note many of the recordings are made by volunteers, using non-professional equipment. If you have any questions about the content, or would like to add anything to the archive, please contact tom@orfc.org.uk

*Please note we will be updating this page throughout January 2019 – videos of the Main Hall sessions will be uploaded by Monday 21st January*

Day 1

Main Hall

The promise of silvopasture
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and El Beir, Arts and Seeds. A journey in reclaiming life in one of the world’s centres of diversity: Palestine
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

Opportunities and challenges for building regenerative supply chains
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The future of farming: Brexit and beyond
Audio / Video / Notes

Brexit ‘state of play’ for food and farming
Audio / Video / Notes

50 Years of the organic adventure: promise and reality
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

 

Assembly Room

Sustainable soil management
Audio / Slides / Notes

Plants in the wrong place: agroecological approaches to weed control
Video 1, 2, 3, 4 / Audio / Slides / Notes

Drought resilience: lessons learned from 2018
Audio / Slides SP / Slides AB / Slides JC / Notes

Mulch systems and rotational-no-till in organic horticulture
Video / Audio / Slides / Notes

Ley of the land: integrating leys in cropping systems
Video 1, 2, 3, 4 / Audio / Slides / Notes

 

Old Library

What does food sovereignty mean for our fish, fisheries, and those that work in the sector?
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Farming, food, feminism: what does this look like in the UK today?
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Planning policy and food growing: bridging the gap
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Local food system clusters
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CSA in the UK: the cutting edge of direct sales; innovative models for local food distribution
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Council Chamber

Farm-scale rewilding and the launch of a UK rewilding network
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Whole Health Agriculture: making health infectious
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Veganism: a discussion
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The value of natural capital: a debate
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Farming, wildlife, and the importance of spirituality
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Long Room

The Agriculture Bill: exploring the good, the bad and the ugly of the bill and the politics
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Farming green can put you in the black
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Constructed wetland ecosystems for natural wastewater purification, whole site water management and earth repair
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Plastics after Blue Planet II: As food producers and retailers how can we wean ourselves off our dependency on plastic?
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

Stopping the financialisation of agricultural land
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Court Room

How should we scale-up box schemes and CSAs in the UK?
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Food hubs: an introduction
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Points of embarkation: what informs how we think about food?
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Finding fulfilment in farming–farmer wellbeing: the missing link?
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British Cut Flowers
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St Aldate’s Room

Heritage Grain Lab: shifting the focus of cereal production from building fertility to increasing diversity
Audio / Slides / Notes

Sustainable soil management unpacked
Audio / Slides / Notes

Weeds surgery
Video / Audio / Slides / Notes

Drought resilience: carrying on the conversation
Audio / Slides / Notes

Wales Food Manifesto: making our food system whole
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

 

St Aldate’s Church

Brexit Marketplace: four sustainable farming themes that need our attention
Notes

Joint ventures: the benefits for new entrants and land owners
Notes

Stop the County Farms sell off
Notes

 

Christopher Room

Local abattoirs: why they are closing and how we can save them
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Honest labelling of meat and dairy
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How do we best support farming that protects and restores nature?
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Maximising the potential of uplands businesses
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Upland farmers: showcasing stewardship
Audio / Slides VL / Slides KH / Notes

Making the most of the public benefits your farm provides: an upland farming renaissance
Audio / Slides / Notes

 

Upstairs at St Aldate’s Tavern

The Bee Roadzz: joining things up for pollinators, people and places
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Re-creating Devon’s meadows
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Is it possible to add value?
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LEAP: launch of a new loan fund
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Secrets of success: young farmers and new entrants
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Day 2

Main Hall

An appetite for diversity
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Making small farms work: lessons from 59°N
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

Empowering women farmers in Zambia through Natural Agriculture
Audio / Video / Notes

Shaping our future together
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Growers’ Question Time: focus on weeds
Audio / Video / Notes

Closing plenary
Audio / Video / Lyrics to closing song ‘Sing ORFC’ / Notes

 

Assembly Room

Silvopasture: planting for shelter and forage
Video 1, 2, 3, 4Audio / Slides / Notes

Plant teams for the future: intercropping in research and practice
Video 1, 2, 3, 4 / Audio / Slides / Notes

Cultivating the UK Organic Herb Growers Alliance
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Managing pests biologically: how can we build pest resilient systems?
Video 1, 2, 3, 4 / Audio / Slides / Notes

‘The magic money tree’: the economics of agroforestry
Video / Audio / Slides / Notes

 

Old Library

Supporting the next generation of farmers
Audio / Slides / Notes

Learning from land reform in Scotland
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

What a Tool!
Audio / Slides / Notes

Relocalising the food economy: The Preston Model?
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A People’s Food Policy: transforming our food system
Audio / Slides / Notes

 

Council Chamber

Building strong regional food retail and distribution networks
Audio / Slides / Notes

How can we help one another to build a #FOODCITIZENSHIP movement?
Audio / Slides / Notes – Food Ethics Council blog on ORFC

Methods for helping to heal the Earth from 90 years of Biodynamic practice
Audio / Slides / Notes

Our common ground: shaping the future of our food, farming and countryside
Audio / Slides / Notes

Reclaiming research for real food and farming: resetting the agenda for the public good
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Long Room

‘Green Brexit’: holding the government to account
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The harmonisation of on-farm sustainability assessment
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Bioregions: a powerful way to reconnect people to land
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Genome editing & its seductive power: Challenging the techno-narrative
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Nitrogen pollution and how to reduce it
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

 

Court Room

How do you approach seed production in the UK & Ireland?
Audio / Slides WF / Slides ER / Notes

Farmer Facilitation and Cooperation: Environmental enhancement and sustainable futures
Audio / Slides / Notes

Sheep Dip to Salisbury, the health hazards of organophosphates
Audio / Slides / Notes

What is land for?
Audio / Video / Slides / Notes

Picking Europe’s tomatoes in Morocco: workers in global production
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St Aldates Room

The College for Real Farming and Food Culture: where have we got to and where are we heading
Audio / Slides / Notes

Silvopasture: carrying on the conversation
Audio / Slides / Notes

Can increasing crop diversity make our farming systems more resilient to pests, disease and weeds?
Video / Audio / Slides / Notes

Become a soil health expert for your farm: a farmer-led soil health index
Audio / Slides / Notes

Land Explorer demo
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St Aldates Church

Land for what?
Notes

People’s Land Policy
Notes

Land and farming singers’ session
Notes

 

Christopher Room

The potential of biofertilisers to raise system health
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AGROPOLY: A handful of corporations control world food production
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The rise of milk substitutes: how can dairy producers respond?
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Training and education for agroecological food systems
Audio / Slides / Notes

 

Upstairs at tavern

Access to land for new entrants with the Ecological Land Cooperative
Audio / Slides / Notes

Making the Ecological Land Cooperative fit for purpose
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Building communities around food to combat exclusion and loneliness
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Personal Resilience
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