Farm walkWelcome to our events listings which include a farm walk programme on organic farms across the UK; dedicated sector training events, future growers’ scheme activities and our programme of farmer/ grower field labs. Our events are open to all and we also publicise events for other organisations which are supporting agro ecological farming methods.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support farmers to adopt new and more sustainable farming practices as well as providing ongoing professional development for more established organic practitioners.

See, solve and share: Cracking Compost

08 December 2015

Tolhurst Organics, 2 W Lodge, Hardwick, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 7RB

This event is designed to help growers understand more about making and using their own compost. 09.30 Registration and refreshments 10.00 Introduction to Innovative Farmers 10.15 The Science (Cather...

Field Lab: Management Requirements for Shropshire Sheep in Fruit Orchards

15 December 2015

Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, HR9 6JZ and Broome Farm, Peterstow, Ross on Wye

Background Shropshire sheep are renowned across Europe for their ability to graze relatively safely in Xmas tree plantations. Increasingly they are being used to graze in fruit orchards in France and...

Innovative Farmers sessions at ORFC

06 January 2016

The Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Soil health without breaking the bank Wednesday 6 January 10.00 - 11.00 Building soil organic matter increases biological activity, nutrient availability, water infiltration and moisture holding capa...

Sustainability of Organic/Low-input Dairy Workshop

26 January 2016

Novotel Bristol City Centre, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

There will be a full programme SOLID workshops and plenary on January 26th followed by a workshop on organic dairy nutrition on the morning of January 27th for those that can stay on. Click here for ...

10th Organic Producers Conference

27 January 2016

Novotel Bristol City Centre, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

The Organic Research Centre's 10th conference looks at common ground: agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice. And this year they are holding the conference in tandem with the S...

See, Solve and Share: Growing Herbal Leys Workshop

16 March 2016

 Whittington Lodge Farm, Whittington, Gloucestershire GL54 4HB

By kind permission of Ian Boyd, Whittington Lodge Farm, Whittington, Gloucestershire GL54 4HB Agenda 10.00 – 10.30 Arrival with refreshments 10.30 – 10.45 Introduction to Whittington Lodge Farm By ho...

Notes from 
 previous events

New futures in farmland ownership

The final day of our Access to land events looked at land ownership, how we can make it stack up economically and how communities in France have taken real ownership of their land and food supply thr...

Financing farmland acquisition

Day two of our Access to land events took us to Triodos Bank where we explored current developments in community ownership of land in the UK and Europe. Various tools and models for financing farmlan...

Low carbon farming event (Kent) - 'Moving towards low carbon farming'

The Low Carbon Farming project events moved to Kent during the sunny week in late May with a sucessful day at Commonwork Farm, Bore Place. The morning session was held in the farm's 'low carbon' conf...

Low carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions

The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Bro...

Weed Workshops - N.E + S.W Completed

Following listening to producers needs and identifying weed control in grassland systems is near the top of the list we hosted two Weed Workshops this October. One in the South West at Rob Halliday’s...