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See the latest news and placements for the Future Growers programme

02 October 2015

See the new placements in the Future Growers Programme available for next year

Trainee or apprentice placement in Dorset

29 September 2015

Gold Hill Organic Farm in Dorset seeks seasonal worker or Soil Association Future Growers trainee/apprentice from April - October 2016, with the possibility to extend. Forty hours/week minimum wage with onsite accommodation in shepherd's hut, plus b...

Roots at Rushwick seeking trainee/apprentice

14 August 2015

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR OCTOBER 2015 Set to the West of Worcester, 1 mile from the city centre, we are a small business with a young family looking for a trainee/apprentice to work with us expanding our organic vegetable gardens which are planted over t...

Assistant Grower/Apprenticeship in Wales - January 2016 start

05 August 2015

Troed y Rhiw Organics, West Wales are seeking a keen and enthusiastic grower for a busy and diverse horticulture business on our 23 acre Soil Association certified organic farm.

Plowright Organic – Apprentice Assistant Grower Vacancy

23 July 2015

Job vacancy, immediate effect with the potential to join the Future Growers scheme 2016.


Get glyphosate out of our bread

Vanessa Kimbell: As a baker, the fact that I find most disturbing is that glyphosate is found in the bread we eat. A study in 2013 by Pan UK revealed that 63% of the loaves analysed contained traces of at least one pesticide, and this year tests by the Defra committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) have reported that up to 30% of UK bread contains glyphosate. If this chemical was being added to our food by a foreign force, and not our farmers, we’d universally agree that we were under attack. Our most basic food, bread, contains traces of a potentially carcinogenic weedkiller. Suddenly a slice of toast has a 1 in 3 chance of being a contributory factor to a devastating disease that, according to Cancer Research UK, causes more than one in four of all deaths in the UK. So this year I will not be picking blackberries. Instead I wander through the field with the feeling that there is something seriously wrong with our food system.

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