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Pasture to Plate®: Farming in Harmony with Nature

Henry Edmunds Interviewed by Philip Lymbery

Saturday, 30 March 2019

4:00pm

1 hour 15 minutes

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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 chief executive of Compassion in World farming Philip Lymbery.

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 BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme 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 Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden