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Pasture to Plate®: Farming in Harmony with Nature

Henry Edmunds Interviewed by Graham Harvey

Saturday, 30 March 2019

4:00pm

1 hour 15 minutes

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Passionate wildlife advocate and farmer Henry Edmunds explains how he has transformed his 1,000-hectare Cholderton estate in Wiltshire to balance demands of modern agriculture with preservation of the countryside.

Edmunds runs his estate on a guiding principle of sustainable farming. Areas of high value for wildlife have been protected and other areas are managed in a way to harmonise with wildlife. The farm is fully organic. Animals are fed almost entirely on food grown on the estate. The estate is on the verge of becoming completely carbon neutral. The management system has created extra employment opportunities for local people and rare and threatened plant and animal species have thrived. A short film about the estate produced by Pasturepromise.TV, A walk on the Wild Side,  will be shown at this event.

Edmunds took over the Cholderton Estate in 1975 following the death of his father. He is a winner of the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award, a finalist in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, and a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. Here he talks to journalist, author and The Archers scriptwriter Graham Harvey, founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

This event is part of a series under the banner Pasture to Plate® that look at the environmental and health benefits of raising food on pasture and getting it to the consumer quickly through a short supply chain.

This event will last one hour 15 mins.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore George Warren New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University The Feathers Hotel Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden