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Organic News - Helen Browning to appear on Desert Island Discs

15 May 2015

FARMING Helen Browning to appear on Desert Island Discs Soil Association chief executive and organic farmer, Helen Browning, has her own slot on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Disks. Tune in on Sunday morning (17th May) at 11:15 to hear her selection. ...

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

15 May 2015

Introduction Any land in Scotland that is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme is also eligible for organic conversion and maintenance options. Proposed conversion payments rates have been increased across every land type, and fully organic and in-...

Producing Quality Forage: Getting the conditions & mix right, 2 July, 1.30-4pm, Rhynie, Huntly

11 May 2015

A practical on-farm afternoon visit looking at achieving optimum soil, seed and growing conditions for efficient grass and arable silage production, including soil preparation, seed selection and weed control.

Awards to celebrate the individuals at the centre of the Food for Life Catering Mark

08 May 2015

Nominations have opened for the Food for Life Catering Mark Awards which will take place on 18 June 2015. The awards will celebrate the individuals who champion the Catering Mark and are so fundamental to the programme in schools, hospitals, workpla...

Soil Association led field lab to look at low-input techniques in controlling creeping thistle

08 May 2015

On the 14th May the Soil Association is hosting a field lab to examine control methods for creeping thistle – an increasing problem in the farming industry. The meeting is open to all farmers who will benefit from a demonstration of different weedin...

Organic News - Helen Browning appears on BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth

08 May 2015

ENVIRONMENT Helen Browning appears on BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth Soil Association chief executive Helen Browning appeared on Costing the Earth earlier this week to debate pressing environmental issues ahead of yesterday's general election. She ...

Organic Beauty Campaigns - Get involved in 2015

05 May 2015

We are only in the first week of May but it has been a busy year so far for the Soil Association Business Development team. We've been working closely with our licensees on a number of opportunities where together, we've reached new markets and help...

Managing for Fluke in Fife, date tbc

05 May 2015

Kinaldy Farm, Fife (date to be confirmed)
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