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.

Farm walk: Gazegill Organic Farm, Lancashire

27 August 2014

Gazegill Organic Farm, Dancer Lane, Rimington, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4EE

Farm Background Gazegill Organic Farm is a 250 acre less favourable area farm with a pork, lamb and dairy enterprise. We have diversified into education as well as having a farm shop, dairy processin...

15 % off for Organic September

01 September 2014

 ONLINE: http://www.imagodei.co.uk

Imago Dei are running a 15 % discount campaign off all our organic products throughout September to celebrate Organic September month. Imago Dei is a premium lifestyle brand that offers beautiful, or...

Farm walk: Orchard Organic Farm

02 September 2014

Orchard Organic Farm, Great Park, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4QR

We are a mixed, family farm situated on the South Devon coast. We specialise in producing high quality organic eggs as well as fruit and vegetables. We have farmed organically in accordance with the ...

Farm walk: Roy Lyttle Limited, County Down

03 September 2014

90 Portaferry Rd, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 8SN

Come and join us on Wednesday 3 September to find out how vegetables are grown at this stunning location in the The Ards Peninsula. At the walk, you will hear from Roy and Sheila Lyttle who started o...

Farm walk: New House Farm, Pembrokeshire

09 September 2014

Glyn Jones,New House Farm, Lampeter Velfrey, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8JD

Some information about the farm New House Farm is run by Glyn and Eira Jones, and has been an Organic Dairy Unit since Conversion in 2001. At that time we were farming 180 acres with 80 cows along wi...

Field Lab: Anaerobic digestate (meeting 3)

10 September 2014

This field lab is being hosted by David Finlay of Cream O Galloway, Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2DR

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

Farm walk: Macbiehill Farm, Borders

10 September 2014

Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

Bread Matters is best known for its artisan breadmaking courses, held in the Macbiehill Farmhouse baking studio with its wood-fired oven. On their Soil Association certified five-acre smallholding in...

Woodland Trust & Harper Adams seminar- Improving the Resilience of your Livestock Systems

11 September 2014

Harper Adams University,Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Experts from the farming industry are set to provide practical advice and discuss how the productivity of dairy, beef and sheep farming systems can be enhanced by planting trees and managing existing...

Soil Muck & Money Event (FPSF)

11 September 2014

Caithness

A practical day looking at soil & grassland management and making best use of FYM & slurry; there will also be a seeder demonstration. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope and Iain Eadie, Germi...

CSA Wales Gathering and CSA Network UK AGM

12 September 2014

Flintshare CSA near Mold.

On 12-14 September we are holding the annual Wales CSA gathering near Mold, North Wales and the first Annual General Meeting of the new CSA Network UK. Wales CSA Gathering The annual Wales CSA gather...
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Notes from 
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New futures in farmland ownership

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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

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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...