Regenerative Practices (Food and Farming)

Investigate a wide range of regenerative practices around the world, including cover crops, no-till, animal grazing and promoting biodiversity.
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21 February – 4 March 2022 


Nathan Einbinder, Caroline Aitken, Charlie Clutterbuck and guest lecturers


Fully online, with an option of a two-week residential at Schumacher College (see ‘residential option’, below)


Unaccredited: £1,500 (or £150 deposit, with the outstanding balance payable at the booking deadline specifed below). 


14 February 2022

About this course

This course investigates a wide range of regenerative practices around the world, that include cover crops, no-till, animal grazing and promoting biodiversity. We will liaise with College partners to discuss the most appropriate agricultural approaches for any given situation, taking in related concerns like seed sharing, organic, community growing and local food processing. These techniques will then be put into practice in real life projects, monitoring their performance with soil health indicators.

Skills and knowledge you will gain on this course will include:

  • knowledge of various examples of regenerative practices, and compare with other land management approaches, from around the world
  • ability to determine those regenerative practices most relevant to any given land
  • evaluation of techniques used
  • working with partners in wider social and technical context

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone looking to bring in regenerative thinking to their own current projects or wishing to gain skills and knowledge to help them start working in this area. Some examples of roles and sectors participants might expect to use this course to help move into include: 

  • Regenerative farming advisor or consultant
  • Regenerative farm manager or owner
  • Small business owner or advisor involved in the regenerative food system

    This course is based on Module 2 of the Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise Master’s and can be taken as a non-accredited short course. Find out more about the full programme via this link.

How it works: non-accredited short course

Simply book in the usual way: head to the ‘book now‘ section, and you can choose to pay the full fee or an £150 deposit at checkout.

There are no specific entry requirements for the unaccredited course, though it is important to note that this course is taught at postgraduate level. Take a look at the pre-course reading list to get a feel for whether the course is for you.

residential option

This course is the second module of the Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise postgraduate qualification, and you are welcome to study on-site alongside students taking it as part of their postgraduate studies. This option involves living and working on-site for the first two weeks of the course. The residential dates are 21 February–4 March 2022.

You can do this if you are taking either the accredited or non-accredited course.

A limited number of rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Private, basic accommodation starts at £320/week, on top of the course fee. Once you have a confirmed place on the course, please complete an accommodation request form to see if you can take up this option.


Nathan Einbinder

Nathan is course lead for Regenerative Food and Farming postgraduate programmes. Before arriving at Schumacher, Nathan taught geography at San Diego State University and the University of Northern British Columbia.

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Caroline Aitken

Caroline Aitken

Caroline is a lecturer on our Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise postgraduate programme. She is also director of Whitefield Permaculture, an adult education and land design consultancy based in Devon.

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Charlie teaches on our Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise postgraduate programme. He is an expert on soil health, and how soil life is crucial to healthy ecosystems.

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