Regenerative School, Year 3

£20,000 awarded

A beacon centre of regenerative excellence that is training the next generation of regenerative farmers – to increase regenerative farming practices in Devon & beyond!

Regenerative Agriculture brings many benefits to farmers, their communities, and their local environment. As the cost of fossil fuels and fertilisers skyrocket, and the challenges of droughts and flash-flooding become regular occurrences, regenerative practices provide farmers with effective tools to adapt and thrive.

DEF has supported this project right from the start: funding the feasibility study, the certification of the qualification, the start-up costs, and contributing towards the first two years of training.

This grant for year 3 fills a small funding gap to enable them to deliver the whole Level 3 training course in 2024, and allows them to work with some placement farms outside of South Hams and West Devon.

During 2024, the Apricot Centre will be exploring becoming a College to help secure the future financial viability of this vital training.

We are so excited to be able to support this project for another year!

See mini impact update with images HERE.

See the Regenerative School in our video series, The Nature Restorers, HERE.

Photo credits: Images courtesy of the Apricot Centre.