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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.

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.

Breeding for Blight-Resistance in Organic Potatoes (incl. Tattie Tasting!), 16th November

24 September 2015

11am - 3pm, Black Isle A half-day event looking at blight-resistant organic potato varieties, with a chance to taste the results.

A sneak peek at who’s coming to Soil Association Scotland’s Organic Pop-up Market Saturday 12 September, 10-3, Kibble Palace Glasgow Botanic Gardens

08 September 2015

Soil Association Scotland is hosting a pop-up organic market to showcase the huge range of organic food and drink being produced right here on your doorstep. Take a look at the wonderful array of organic businesses attending below.

Controlling Rushes Without Chemicals (second meetings)

24 August 2015

Half day workshops looking at controlling rushes without chemicals, following on from successful meetings in June which explored a number of available options at local crofts.

GM crop ban - Scotland to protect clean, green status and prohibit GM crops

10 August 2015

Welcoming the decision by the Scottish Government, Soil Association Policy Director, Peter Melchett said; “Scotland's determination to keep out GM crops is good news for the UK as a whole, because it sets a high standard that England, Wales and Nort...

Help shape the Scottish Organic Action Plan

22 July 2015

The Scottish Organic Forum (SOF) - an industry-led body working to strengthen and promote Scotland's organic food and drink supply chain through collaboration - is in the process of updating the current Scottish Organic Action Plan. Its aim is to st...

Soil Association launches attack on runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction

20 July 2015

The Soil Association is today (20 July2015) releasing a new report, runaway maize: subsidised soil destruction, exposing shocking evidence that this crop is threatening the future of farming and food security in the UK. Maize is responsible for envi...

Organic Dragon's Den

07 July 2015

Got an organic product idea that you'd like to grow? 19th August, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Soil Association Scotland will be welcoming a new group of businesses into the den this August, for our second round of Organic Dragon’s Den. A short list...
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