Events

Farm walkThe Soil Association continues to provide dedicated training events for farmers and growers across the UK, as well as providing technical support to other organisations and alerting Soil Association members about relevant non-Soil Association events.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support new entrants to enter organic agriculture, to provide practical work-based training through our Future Growers Scheme, as well as ongoing professional development for more established organic practicioners.

Scottish Organic Forum - April

17 April 2014

This is an open invitation all organic producers and businesses, likely to focus on progress against the Organic Action Plan, and ideas going forward.

If you would like to attend could please email Erika, or call 0131 666 2474.

The overview from previous meetings can be found here.

The next Scottish Organic Forum meeting will take place on Thursday 17 April 2014 at our Glasgow Office, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4TB.

Farm walk: Densholme Farm, East Yorkshire

22 April 2014

Densholme Farm, Great Hatfield, Hull HU11 4UY

Unfortunately, we have had to reschedule this event. We will update the website with a new date shortly. Please contact producer.support@soilassociation.org with any queries. Following the success of...

Farm Walk: Commonwork Organic Farm, Kent

29 April 2014

Commonwork Organic Farm, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Field Lab: Practical Options for Reducing On-Farm Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

06 May 2014

Colleymore Farm, Coleshill, Swindon, SN6 7PU , United Kingdom

Field Lab: Practical Options for Reducing On-Farm Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions The Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme involves farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques a...

Farm Walk: Hunstile Organic Farm, Somerset

07 May 2014

Goathurst,Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DQ

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Field Lab: Building soil organic matter - Pershore College and Chapel Farm

12 May 2014

Pershore College, Avonbank,Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP 

The Duchy Originals Future Farming Programm e involves farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques and best practice, aimed at improving productivity, quality and environmental per...

Farm walk: Manor Farm, Gloucestershire

14 May 2014

Manor Farm, Newport Cottage, Chedworth, Gloucestershire, GL54 4NU

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event (FPSF)

15 May 2014

Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll

A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on i...

Farm walk: Nash Nursery, Kent

20 May 2014

Nash Nursery, Nash, Canterbury, Kent,CT3 2JU

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Field Lab: Anaerobic Digestion – Meeting 2 (SFIN)

21 May 2014

Cream O Galloway, Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2DR

This will be the second open meeting of the AD field lab. After a quick summary and update on how the digester has progressed over the winter, we will look at applying digestate to silage fields and ...
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Notes from 
 previous events
 

 

New futures in farmland ownership

The final day of our Access to land events looked at land ownership, how we can make it stack up economically and how communities in France have taken real ownership of their land and food supply thr...

Financing farmland acquisition

Day two of our Access to land events took us to Triodos Bank where we explored current developments in community ownership of land in the UK and Europe. Various tools and models for financing farmlan...

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil...

Low carbon farming event (Kent) - 'Moving towards low carbon farming'

The Low Carbon Farming project events moved to Kent during the sunny week in late May with a sucessful day at Commonwork Farm, Bore Place. The morning session was held in the farm's 'low carbon' conf...

Low carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions

The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Bro...