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Show off your products this Organic September with organic prizes

27 August 2014

With Organic September looming, it’s the perfect time to show off your wares and appeal to customers old and new. We’re asking Scottish organic producers and businesses if they can spare some products this September for prizes to feature on our stan...

Soil Association Scotland at Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

27 August 2014

It’s Eat, Drink Discover Scotland ’s first year and we’re delighted to be taking part! This exciting food festival is taking place from the 12th to the 14th of September at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, where it will play host to a huge co...

A Farm Walk with Bread Matters in the Scottish Borders

25 August 2014

On Wednesday 10th September Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

A Roaring Success: Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Dragon’s Den

14 August 2014

Seven businesses ( Mungoswells Malt & Milling , The Rookery, Fou Furnishings , Almighty Foods , Crymble’s Confectionary , T Lochhead & Sons and Peelham Farm Organic ) full of fiery new organic ideas approached the Dragons for feedback at Our Dynamic...

Performance, Parasites & Profit Event, Wednesday 24th September, Jedburgh

14 August 2014

A practical day, looking at making best use of home grown feeds, an expert’s view on how to avoid parasites, eating into your profits and how hitting spec can make a difference to your bottom line.

Soil Muck & Money Event, Thursday 11th September, Caithness

14 August 2014

A practical day looking at soil & grassland management and making best use of FYM & slurry; there will also be a seeder demonstration.

Organic Dragons Den - Monday 11 August

07 August 2014

It’s time to release the dragons!

Field Lab Report: Under-sowing kale with a legume green manure

31 July 2014

SFIN recently had a great day up in Inverurie looking at undersowing. Using low growing legumes to undersow a cash crop is a well-established practice (in cereals); to help control weeds, protect the soil and provide fertility to subsequent crops. F...

Forum discusses the Organic Future

23 July 2014

The Scottish Organic Forum held an open workshop on the 10th of July at SAC Craibstone, to discuss the future of the organic sector in Scotland. Many local farmers attended, along with Nigel Miller from NFUS, Frank Strang, Scottish Government and Pr...

Gold for RSPB Loch Leven in a Scottish first

21 July 2014

RSPB’s Loch Leven reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.
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