Events

Farm walkWelcome to our events listings which include a farm walk programme on organic farms across the UK; dedicated sector training events, future growers’ scheme activities and our programme of farmer/ grower field labs. Our events are open to all and we also publicise events for other organisations which are supporting agro ecological farming methods.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support farmers to adopt new and more sustainable farming practices as well as providing ongoing professional development for more established organic practitioners.

Kindling Trust Commercial Growers Course

23 March 2015

The Kindling Trust is working to create a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and has set up a number of projects as part of that, including Feeding Manchester, the Land Army, and Far...

Low Carbon Distribution & Logistics for Producers

20 April 2015

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Day two of a free workshop for South West SMEs Getting your product to customers still poses one of the biggest challenges for rural producers; logistics must be cost effective whilst meeting custome...

Renewable Energy Marketplace

21 April 2015

Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ

The south west’s biggest energy event. Everything you need to know about renewable energy, energy efficiency measures and generation. Attend a leading conference with individual session prices starti...

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4)

22 April 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet

This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system. We will review the progress made over the last year and look at the impact the AD system has had on elements ...

Soil Association Livestock Event

23 April 2015

Jubilee Hall, Winsham, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4HU

This hugely popular annual event offers practical solutions for farmers on improving efficiency on farm, as well as exploring market and supply chain opportunities. This event is kindly supported by ...

Field lab: Fertility building leys and green manures

28 April 2015

Tolhurst Organic Partnership C.I.C., West Lodge, Hardwick, Whitchurch on Thames, Pangbourne, RG8 7RA

Background information The effectiveness of diverse mixtures in fertility building leys and green manures has been demonstrated in the Leg Link research project. This was followed up with the Duchy F...

Field lab: Improving the targeting of mastitis treatments (3rd Meeting)

29 April 2015

Neston Home Farm, Neston Park, Neston, Corsham, Wilts, SN13 9TG

Whilst many organic and non-organic farmers use non-antibiotic dry cow regimes successfully in uninfected cows, there has been no major progress in reducing antibiotic usage in clinical mastitis with...

Soil Health and Fertility - Arable and Field Scale Vegetables

20 May 2015

Russell Smith Farms, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

We will be adding more information to the website shortly including a booking form. 8.30 Coffee and Registration 9.15 Welcome and Introduction - Soil Association and Abacus Agri 9.30 Soil health - Ho...

Farm walk: Canalside CSA - Warwickshire

10 June 2015

Canalside Community Food, Leasowe Farm, Southam Road, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1TY

Leasowe Farm is situated on the South East side of Radford Semele, just outside Leamington Spa and is owned and run by the Ingall Family. The farm covers an area of about 145 acres, which, in the aut...

Royal Highland Show

18 June 2015

Edinburgh

Contributing almost £100 million to the Scottish economy each year, the Royal Highland Show is an important business platform. It provides a unique opportunity to engage with affluent audiences from ...
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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...