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Future Growers Apprenticeship in East Essex - DEADLINE EXTENDED

01 April 2014

Sarah Green’s Organics is looking for an apprentice. We are a family run farm on the east Essex coast. We have 30 acres of land registered organic with the Soil Association and currently have a further 6 acres in conversion.

Future Growers Apprenticeship in Somerset

06 March 2014

Stowey Rocks Farm is an 80 acre organic farm in Somerset. We grow 20-30 acres of field vegetables and approaching half an acre of protected cropping. We also have a small apple orchard of some 200 trees. We sell through our vegbox scheme, farm shop ...

Workers required at Whitethorn Farm, Herefordshire

12 February 2014

Whitethorn Farm is looking for two horticultural trainees to start March/April until Autumn minimum.

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...

Mixed farming apprentice wanted

30 September 2011

An opportunity for an apprentice with an interest in horticulture and livestock, pigs and poultry to work on a mixed 650 acre organic farm in Leicestershire.

Whitmuir the Organic Place becomes first restaurant in Scotland to achieve gold Catering Mark for fresh and healthy meals

04 August 2011

Whitmuir the Organic Place achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals with organic ingredients.


Hay at the end

Emma Heseltine: This week has been a whirlwind. I’ve spent most of everyday sat on a tractor making hay. After its been cut the grass needs turning several times and this week we have perfect hay weather to help us along, boiling sun and a drying breeze. Still the hay needs turning to get all the green bits cooked. By the middle of the week we are on to baling and I get to have a go with the brand new rake. I haven’t really done rowing up before but I like the symmetry of the rows. The rake spins round lots of tines to scrape all the hay, which is spread higgledy-piggledy all over the field, into neat rows so the baler can come along and gobble it all up and turn it into bales

14 July 2013 | 8 Comments | Recommended by 1