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Trainee placements at Daylesford Market Garden

22 January 2015

The Market Garden at Daylesford has been growing for 11 years. The remit of the business is to grow a wide range of seasonal produce to supply into the numerous shops, restaurants and production kitchens of Daylesford Organic.

Join the Organic Farm Shop and Abbey Home Farm!

22 January 2015

The Organic Farm Shop and Abbey Home Farm are looking for a new apprentice:

Are you hardworking and passionate about growing organic?

Over 700 ‘future growers’ seeking organic apprenticeships

22 January 2015

Young people across Britain are seeking opportunities to become well-trained, knowledgeable farmers and growers of organic food. The Soil Association’s Future Growers programme – which matches host farms with eager young growers – has been running a...

Trainees required at Whitethorn Farm in Herefordshire

22 January 2015

Two Horticultural trainees required at Whitethorn Farm , to start March/April until Autumn (minimum). The work includes sowing, planting, plant husbandry, harvest and packhouse work. Minimum five days a week to include weekends. This is an ideal opp...

Future grower trainees - Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons

12 January 2015

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, located in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton in the outskirts of Oxford, is renowned as one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences. It is now recruiting for future grower trainees - closing date 13 ...

Increased support for organic farmers proposed

27 November 2014

Organic farmers received good news yesterday, when Defra proposed increased Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to farmers for organic land and land in conversion to organic in England.

Business as usual not an option say soil experts

26 November 2014

Over 200 delegates and speakers gathered for the Soil Association's 6th annual Soil Symposium (25 November 2014) in Solihull to hear from international experts on soil and to discuss the vital area of soil resilience in agriculture.

From field to fork: new film on seed saving

30 July 2014

The Soil Association's Ben Raskin has teamed up with the Guardian's Kim Stoddart to explain how seed-saving can save money, liven up your garden and help you cut down on food miles.

Apprenticeship in Somerset - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 ...

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...
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Hedge-Blog: Looking for love...

Alex Firman: Well, our hedgehog is certainly out of hibernation now thanks to the warm (and sometimes wet) June weather, although sadly I don’t have the photos to prove it - apparently our little hedgehog is a wee bit camera shy. Although hibernation is long past, I will still be putting out food and water for our hedgehog who will be low on energy after their long sleep. I’m sure anything that makes foraging that bit easier will be appreciated.

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