News and placements

The latest future grower news and placements...


Trainee Grower 2016 Season - Daylesford Market Garden, Gloucestershire

20 January 2016

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Daylesford Market Garden is looking for a trainee grower; from mid-April to mid-November.

Future Growers trainee placement - Pannel Organic, near Hastings

19 January 2016

DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2016 Pannel Organic is recruiting for a Future Grower trainee to work four days a week starting in April.

Assistant Grower/Trainee Grown Green - near Bath & Bradford on Avon

14 January 2016

DEADLINE: 19 FEBRUARY 2016 - Grown Green is currently looking to recruit a part-time assistant grower, to join this exciting and award-winning sustainable market garden near Bath.

Assistant Grower - Trainee/Apprentice - near Salisbury, Wiltshire

11 January 2016

DEADLINE:15 FEBRUARY 2016. Kensons Farm Organic Vegetables near Salisbury in Wiltshire has a vacancy for an assistant grower.


What is healthy soil and how do I know if I've got it?

Ben Raskin: If you have ever done any gardening or farming you will have a sense of what a good soil structure is, or perhaps an understanding of a fertile soil, but what do we really mean when we talk about soil HEALTH. Even the professionals don't have a single definition though this one from the FAO is pretty good: "the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living system, within ecosystem and land-use boundaries, to sustain biological productivity, promote the quality of air and water environments, and maintain plant, animal, and human health".

26 January 2016 | 5 Comments | Recommended by 1