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Future Growers Apprenticeship in East Sussex

01 September 2014

Cherry Gardens Farm is looking for an apprentice to join our team. We are a 13ha holding on the edge of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. We are looking for an apprentice for two years as part of the Soil Association Future Growers scheme.

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...

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.

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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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