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.

Field Lab: Non-Inversion Tillage Techniques

25 September 2014

Yatesbury House Farm, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8YF
A map and directions can be found here: http://yatesbury.webs.com/apps/location/
 

The aim of this field lab will be to demonstrate how Non Inversion-Tillage (NIT) techniques and Reduced Tillage (RT) techniques using a variety of methods compare to standard cultivation methods (plo...

Soil Association Annual Conference

08 October 2014

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY
 

Save the date for our annual conference – moer details, and ticket information is available here . If you have any enquiries, please contact Laura Andrews on landrews@soilassociation.org or 0117 987 ...

Field Lab: Open Pollinated Seeds

11 October 2014

Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon EX6 7QQ

This field lab has been designed to take some of the OP varieties available to non-organic growers and trial them in organic systems with a view to either creating a demand for them organically or sa...

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Creation & Management (SFIN)

14 October 2014

West Dunbartonshire

This practical half-day event will identify the on-farm opportunities for costs, savings and incomes which could be generated by managing existing woodland and planting new woodland. The group will d...

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Creation & Management

14 October 2014

West Dunbartonshire

This practical half-day event will identify the on-farm opportunities for costs, savings and incomes which could be generated by managing existing woodland and planting new woodland. The group will d...

Field Lab: Reducing on farm greenhouse gas emissions

05 November 2014

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Herefordshire, HR1 4PT
Host website: www.caplor.co.uk/contact-us/
 

Background Information Participants will be guided around some practical on farm activities that reduce the host farm's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and will explore a further range of potential op...

National Soil Symposium

25 November 2014

St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AT

Save the date for our National Soil Symposium. More details to follow here...
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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...