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.

Optimising Output: Soil & Grass

28 July 2015

Nethy Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey

Followed by a BBQ kindly supported by Cairngorms National Park

A practical afternoon on farm looking at soil, grassland and nutrient management for optimum productivity and utilisation. Speakers include Chris Duller, Soil and Grassland Management Specialist and ...

Farm walk: FAI Farms - Oxfordshire

28 July 2015

FAI Farms,The Field Station, Wytham, Oxford, OX2 8QJ, UK

The farm covers approx 1500 acres stretching from the west near Swinford Toll Bridge, following the River Thames downstream to Binsey in the east, taking in the historic parkland of Wytham village. F...

Farm walk: Strawberry Fields - Lincolnshire

29 July 2015

 Strawberry Fields, Scarborough Bank, Stickford, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 8DR

2015 marks 40 years of organic growing for Strawberry Fields, a fifty-three acre horticultural unit in the Lincolnshire fens. A family concern, involving two generations - we grow a very extensive ra...

Farm walk: Yatesbury House Farm - Wiltshire

12 August 2015

Yatesbury House Farm, Yatesbury, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8YF

We practise Shumei Natural Agriculture which use no chemicals,no fertilisers,no animal manures. We also practise seed saving and with some crops we do continuous cropping(no rotation). Vegetables gro...

Soil, seed & £ustainability

13 August 2015

and repeated:

13 August 2015 14:00 - 13 August 2015 17:00

Dounby, Orkney

A practical, hands-on session looking at soil management for optimum grassland productivity, including choice of grass & clover species. Speakers include James Bretherton, Agscope, Iain Eadie, Germin...

Farm walk: Trill Farm - Devon

27 August 2015

Trill Farm,Pudleylake Road,Musbury,Axminster,Devon, EX13 8TU

Trill Farm is an educational establishment with the aim of promoting healthy and sustainable living, established by Romy Fraser (the land owner). The educational program is based around a collection ...

Land Partnership Workshop - Snowdonia

03 September 2015

Canolfan Deilen Las, Caernarfon, Snowdonia

Join us at the Land Partnership Workshops Are you a land entrepreneur looking to unlock a new business innovation but need land to realise your idea? Are you a land owner who is seeking a partner to ...

Land Partnership Workshop - Devon

08 September 2015

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

Join us at the Land Partnership Workshops Are you a land entrepreneur looking to unlock a new business innovation but need land to realise your idea? Are you a land owner who is seeking a partner to ...

Farm walk: Houghton Estate, Norfolk

10 September 2015

The Marquess of Cholmondely, Houghton Estate, Houghton, King's Lynn,Norfolk, PE31 6UE

Houghton Estates have been farming organically since 1998. Since then the in hand farming operation has grown to 1583 hectares of organic and 'in-conversion' land. The estates' own farming business c...

Rijk Zwaan & Soil Association Organic Open Day

16 September 2015

Huntstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Near Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DQ

The Rijk Zwaan UK organic open day is now an annual fixture in the growers calendar. Following the success of last year’s event, the Soil Association are delighted to have teamed up with Rijk Zwaan a...
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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...