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Future Growers Apprenticeship at Abbey Home Farm

23 November 2015

The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm will be interviewing at the beginning of January 2016 for a hardworking, passionate about organic person who wants to be a vegetable grower to join our gardening team this spring.

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.


Poisoned apples are not just for fairy tales – Greenpeace report finds pesticides all around us

Marianne Landzettel: It’s been 53 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ in which she described the detrimental effect of indiscriminate pesticide use on the environment. Carson was concerned about the use of DDT to fight malaria and other insect born diseases and because of the dangers to the environment and human health. Its use today is heavily regulated and restricted. It’s been 50 years since pesticides became a main staple in ‘conventional’ agriculture. According to a recent report by Greenpeace* 'millions of tons and hundreds of types of synthetic chemical pesticides’ are applied every year in what the report calls agriculture’s ‘pesticide addiction’.

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