Events

Farm walkThe Soil Association continues to provide dedicated training events for farmers and growers across the UK, as well as providing technical support to other organisations and alerting Soil Association members about relevant non-Soil Association events.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support new entrants to enter organic agriculture, to provide practical work-based training through our Future Growers Scheme, as well as ongoing professional development for more established organic practicioners.

Farm walk: The Croft, Cumbria

18 September 2014

The Croft, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0LD

We have a herd of pedigree Longhorn cattle and a flock of Mule ewes all meat is sold direct from the farm or at Farmers' markets. I am hoping to enter a share farming agreement next year with a young...

Field Lab:Woodchip Compost for Propagation - Final Meeting

22 September 2014

Tolhurst Organic Produce, 2 W Lodge , RG8 7RB, Reading, United Kingdom

Field lab - Woodchip compost for propagation The Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme involves farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques and best practice, aimed at improving...

Trade Briefing September 2014

23 September 2014

Rudolph Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT

 

We are staging our Annual Trade Briefing on Tuesday 23rd September at Rudolf Steiner House, near Baker St, London. As the organic market continues to grow , this event will provide an opportunity for...

Farm walk: Coldcot Farm, Wiltshire

23 September 2014

Coldcot Farm, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QR

We are an organic farm with a farm shop - (Stourhead farm shop) which has been open for 8 years now. Coldcot Farm comprises of 350 acres with a beef and dairy enterprise. We provide educational visit...

Farm walk: Walcot Organic Nursery, Worcestershire

24 September 2014

Walcot Organic Nursery, Lower Walcot Farm, Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2AL

Fruit tree growers - apples, plums, pears, cherries, etc on various rootstocks. Demonstration orchard. Tress available bare rooted from late November through the winter. Can grow to order with planni...

Soil Association Annual Conference

08 October 2014

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY
 

Save the date for our annual conference – more details to follow soon. Find out about the success of our 2013 conference here . If you have any enquiries, please contact Laura Andrews on landrews@soi...

Field Lab: Reducing on farm greenhouse gas emissions

05 November 2014

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Herefordshire, HR1 4PT
Host website: www.caplor.co.uk/contact-us/
 

Background Information Participants will be guided around some practical on farm activities that reduce the host farm's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and will explore a further range of potential op...

National Soil Symposium

25 November 2014

St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AT

Save the date for our National Soil Symposium. More details to follow here...
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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...

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil...

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...