Archive 2020

Below is an archive of the sessions at ORFC 2020. 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 francesca@orfc.org.uk

Day 1

Main Hall

Opening Plenary
Audio / Video / Slides 12

Food, Farming and Climate Justice
Audio / Video

Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice
Audio / Video / Slides

2019: The Year Agroecology Went Worldwide
Audio / Slides 12

A Food Strategy for the UK: Local Food Systems and Access to Healthy, Affordable Food for All
Audio / Video

The Farm that Grows Water: Combining Animals and Trees to Combat Climate Change
Audio / Slides

 

Assembly Room

The Value of Tree Fodder in Silvopasture Systems
Audio / Slides 1, 2, 3

Fixing the Benefits of Pulses in Crop Rotations
Audio / Slides

Climate Change and UK Horticulture: What Is to Come and How to Build Resilience
Audio / Slides 1, 2, 3

Real Farming Solutions to Reducing Antibiotics Use
Audio / Slides

 

Barristers Room

An Introduction to Shumei Natural Agriculture (Drop-in Session)
Audio / Slides 1, 2, 34

Farmers Rebellion (XR) (Drop-in Session)
Audio

Roundtable: LGBTQIA+ LWA
Audio

 

Council Chamber

ARMs for Farms! How Retailers Can Increase the Demand for Sustainably Grown Fruit and Veg
Audio / Slides 1, 23

Practical Ways to Achieve Zero Carbon in the UK
Audio / Video

Farm Succession, Family Business, and Democratic Ownership
Audio / Slides

Transforming Land Ownership
Audio / Slides

 

Court Room

What Can We Learn from Our Soils? Taking Soil Tests to the Next Level
Audio / Slides

Woodland and Agroforestry: Offering New Business Opportunities for Farmers
Audio / Slides 1234

How Insects Migrate and Influence Soil Health Across Continents
Audio / VideoSlides

Learning from Regionalwert in Germany: Financing Localised Food Systems
Audio / Slides

Wake Up to Genome Editing: Is It a Threat or an Opportunity?
Audio / Slides 12

 

Old Library

Animal Feeds: What We Feed Livestock Matters
Audio / Slides 123, 45

Yes We Can! How UK Growers Could Meet Demand for Fruit and Vegetables
Audio / Slides 123

Improving Farm Productivity While Looking After the Environment
Audio / Slides 12

Lean Mean Growing Machine
Audio / Slides 12

Overcoming Planning Barriers
Audio / Slides 12

 

St Aldate’s Room

How to Set Up and Run a Farm Start
Audio / Slides 123

Agroforestry Handbook Drop-In
Audio / Slides

Harvesting Ideas for Farmer-Led Innovation
Audio / Slides

Creating a Viable Future with Marginal Grazing
Audio / Slides

Climate Change Prep Session
Audio / Slides

 

The Long Room

Peasant Bakeries: Diversifying from Grain to Loaf

Diversifying the Grain Chain
Audio / Slides 123

Practical Ways to Acheive Net Zero

Gearing Up for Agroecology: Transforming Publicly Funded Research and Innovation for the Public Good?
Audio / Slides

Farmer-Led Innovation and Research for Agroecology
Audio / Slides 12

 

Conference Room

The Search for Land: A European Overview
Audio / Slides

Hemp: A Thread of Hope
Audio / Slides

The Nature and Nuance of Farming for Health
Audio / Slides 12

Farming So White: Land, Ownership, Race and Racism in Britain
Audio / Slides

Exploring Rural Enterprise and Regenerative Entrepreneurship
Audio / Slides 12

 

St Aldate’s Church

Towards a People’s Land Policy
Audio

How Do We Really Reduce Pesticides? Crowd-sourcing the Answer
Audio

Answering to the Next Generation: A Young People’s Assembly on the National Food Strategy for England
Audio / Video

 

Christopher Room

Making Your Food Enterprise More Efficient
Audio / Slides

Securing Land for the Common Good
Audio

 

Green Room

Personal Resilience
Audio

How to be Brilliant at Horticultural Training (for Growers and Trainers)
Audio

Small-Scale Grain Production and Processing: The How To Toolkit
Audio

 

St Aldate’s Tavern

Systems Thinking for Just, Equitable, Ecological UK Food and Farming
Audio / Slides

Market Gardening at Lauriston Farm: Reviving small raised beds within a mixed farm
Audio / Slides / Handout

Power, Privilege and Biodiversity
Audio / Slides
Is the Present Neoliberal Economy Fit for Purpose?
Audio / Slides

The Herdsman: A Performance by Georgia Wingfield-Hayes
Audio

Being a Resilient Farmer in Times of Change
Audio
Take the LEAP: Funding for Agroecological and Community Food Businesses
Audio / Slides

Day 2

Main Hall

The Lean Farm: How to Cut Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximise Profits with Less Work
Audio / Video / Slides

Ten Years to Agroecology
Audio

Land for the Many
Audio

Linking Sustainable and Healthy Diets with Farming Outputs
Audio / Video

Memorial to Martin Wolfe
Audio / Slides

Closing Plenary
Slides

Assembly Room

The Future of Agroecological Weed Management
Audio / Slides

The Farmers Researching the Wonders of Woodchip
Audio / Slides

Copper, Plastic and Other Contentious Inputs: How Organic Farmers Are Transitioning Away
Audio / Slides

Farm Carbon Calculator
Audio

Climate Friendly Farming: Moving Towards the Production of More Agroecological Proteins for Animal Foodstuffs
Audio / Slides

 

Barristers Room

Consultation: Strategies for Getting to Grips with Genome Editing
Audio / Slides

Working Toward COP 26 in Glasgow
Audio
Weeds Surgery
Audio

Food Sovereignty / People’s Food Policy Breakout Session
Audio

Social Justice Breakout Session
Audio

Council Chamber

Agroforestry: Expanding the Vision
Audio / Slides 12

Ruminant Methane and Its Role in Global Warming
Audio

Saving Small Abattoirs
Audio / VideoSlides

Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) on Common Land
Audio / Slides 123

Environmental Land Management Schemes: State of Play
Audio

Court Room

A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for Economic Localism and Self-Provisioning
Audio / Slides

The Ecology of a Sustainable Food Economy
Audio / Slides

The Circular Farm
Audio / Slides

What We Can Learn from Certified Pasture for Life Farmers?
Audio / Slides 123

 

Long Room

Only the Best: What Does ‘Best Impact’ Livestock, Meat and Dairy Look Like?
Audio

Faith, Farming and the Land
Audio / Slides

Using Story to Reshape the Food System
Audio / Slides 1234

Permaculture and Climate Change: From Extinction to Restoration
Audio / Slides

The Future of Wheat and Bread
Slides 12

 

Old Library

Small Farm Finances
Audio / Video / Slides 1234

Growing Is the Easy Bit: Making a Decent Living from Food Production
Audio / Slides 12

Automation or Appropriate Technology: Is There a Role for Robotics in the Future of Local Food Systems?
Audio / Slides

Putting Social  Justice at the Heart of Your Farm: Lessons from America
Audio / Slides

Agroecology Schools and Training for Climate Resilience
Audio / Slides

 

St Aldate’s Room

Update: Welsh Food and Farming
AudioSlides

Farmer Collaboration to Restore Nature: Landscape-scale Action Across the Farmed Environment
AudioSlides

The Wonders of Woodchip
Audio

Transitioning Away from Contentious Inputs
Audio
Knowing Your Soils: Practical Soil Analysis and Management
Slides

 

Christopher Room

Tax and Farmland
Audio

Access to Finance
Audio / Slides

Why Bother Farming? The Ethics and Spirituality of Agriculture
Audio

Natural Beekeeping
Audio / Slides

The Future of County Farms
Audio

 

Green Room

Consultation: Half a Century of WWOOFing: What Does the Future Hold?
Audio

The 5-Fold Bottom Line: Viability at all levels? A Case Study of Four Biodynamic Farms
Audio / Slides

Consultation: Conserving Crop Landraces and Wild Relatives
Audio / Slides

Interactive Workshop: The Food Table with Mama D
Audio / Video

St Aldate’s Church

Citizens Assembly: An Emergency Plan for Agriculture and Wildlife
Audio

Everything You Want to Know About CSAs
Audio / Slides

Making Change: Meeting the Climate Emergency
Audio

Land and Farming Singers’ Session
Audio

 

St Aldate’s Tavern

Weathering the Farm / Worker Relationship
AudioSlides

Gaining Ground: A Model for Social Crofting
Audio / Slides 123

We Have Land to Farm: Who Wants It?
AudioSlides

Rotation Rebellion: Can Plants Alone Regenerate Soil?
AudioSlides