News and events

Find out the latest in community supported agriculture...
 

rss

New network aims to raise £19,140 to revolutionise local food production

19 March 2014

The UK community supported agriculture (CSA) movement has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 to support its work encouraging farmers and growers to work in partnership with their local communities.

Sustainable Food Cities conference: book now

06 March 2014

The first Sustainable Food Cities conference will take place on the 31st March 2014 in Brighton, hosted by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Food Matters.

Opportunity for producers: A pioneering new way to buy and sell food online to local communities

04 March 2014

Runners up in the Soil Association Innovation Award last year, Farm Drop are on a mission to reshape the UK food supply chain and to champion independent farmers and growers.

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

18 July 2013

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 Association Future Growers and Biodynamic Associa...

Access to land for sustainable agriculture

26 June 2013

The Soil Association Land Trust and Biodynamic Land Trust are hosting a 3-day event on Access to Land, which will take place in Bristol between 30 June and 2 July. The event is part of EU wide project with participants attending from across Europe t...

St Jerome’s Field community growing project, Tay valley

29 April 2013

The Soil Association Land Trust exists to safeguard farmland and currently owns four organic farms in the South West of England. So its recently acquired eight-acre field in Perthshire, Scotland was something of an anomaly amongst these 100-acre tra...

Laverstoke Park seek experienced butcher with retail experience

04 May 2012

Laverstoke Park is an organic/biodynamic farm based in North Hampshire. We specialize in producing a wide range of high quality produce “from the field to the fork”.

Minimum organic grass seed content to remain at 65% until December 2013

30 April 2012

The European Commission and Defra have agreed to continue allowing forage seed mixes containing a percentage of non-organic seed to be used without the need of a seed derogation before use.

Additional training and advice

Free advice from our Making Local Food Work partners

  • For enterprise support advice call 01993 814 388 (Plunkett Foundation)
  • For governance and legal support - www.uk.coop/start-co-op  (Co-operatives UK) 

Organic Farm School

The Soil Association is running 300 courses over the next two years as part of the Organic Farm School. On offer are hands-on courses in growing your own food, rearing animals, cooking and rural crafts. Participants can learn practical skills direct from organic farmers, growers and producers with personal experience.

Charity Bank

Charity Bank are running free workshops for charities or community groups on how to make social enterprise projects self-sustaining and raise funds.


Making Local Food WorkBig Lottery Fund

Community supported agriculture

Events

Oxford Real Farming Conference
06 January

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX