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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

Soil Association brings ‘down and dirty’ celebration of soil to Bristol

01 October 2015

To celebrate International Year of Soils and Bristol European Green Capital 2015, the Bristol based Soil Association is hosting an evening event bringing together everyone who shares a passion for food, farming and our soil. The event will take plac...

Celebrating good food together

30 September 2015

Stirling’s Albert Halls were filled with the sound of celebrations on Tuesday 29 September as schools and guests from around Scotland got together to share their experiences of Food for Life Scotland’s Education Framework.

Great day out at Rjik Zwaan

30 September 2015

Thanks to all our farmers and growers that hosted farm walks this year, as always we’ve been inspired and impressed by the range and quality of organic production in our network. There’s usually a real mix of local friends, new growers thirsting for...

Silage: What you got? Good, not so good? How to make the best use of it, 13th November

30 September 2015

Near Blairgowrie, Perthshire A practical event looking at the importance of silage analysis, understanding dry matter, intake, nutritional needs, building a diet, ultimately making best use of home grown forage and saving on inputs.

Organic standards review - update from the Standards Team

30 September 2015

An update from the standards team: We’re updating our organic standards to make them as straightforward, practical and transparent as possible. We want our standards to have the maximum impact with the minimum hassle for licensees.

Soil Association launches aquaculture standards consultation

29 September 2015

The Soil Association is consulting on proposed changes to its organic aquaculture standards and is calling on producers, industry experts and consumers with an interest in organic aquaculture to have their say.

Important notice regarding applying for organic Conversion and Management options in England

28 September 2015

It has been brought to our attention that there is no space on the Countryside Stewartship application form to put in organic Management options as a follow on from Conversion options. I.e., you can only apply for one or the other as the form only a...

Listen to interview of policy director Peter Melchett

28 September 2015

Listen to the audio recording of a live interview between Ben Webster, environment editor at the Times and Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association.

Autumn - watch out for liver fluke in your animals

28 September 2015

Sara Ogborne, Certification Officer within the Producer Certification team, tells us more about this dreaded parasite and what you can do to manage its impact.
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