National Soil Symposium 2014

Save the date - Tuesday 25 November
at St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1AT

Soil Symposium

This year, we are combining two popular events under one roof - the Soil Association's National Soil Symposium and the Organic Research Centre's (ORC) 9th Producers' Conference.

  • Tuesday 25 November – National Soil Symposium
  • Wednesday 26 November – ORC Producers' Conference (Day 1)
  • Thursday 27 November – ORC Producers' Conference (Day 2)

For further information about the ORC Conference, please visit the Organic Research Centre website

The Soil Association are delighted to welcome a number of internationally renowned experts to this year’s National Soil Symposium to discuss resilience.

We will be joined for the first time in the UK by world renowned author Jeff Lowenfels (Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients) along with the highly acclaimed Professor Carlo Leifert and leading soil scientist Dr Julia Cooper.

Our full programme will be published shortly.

"It was an excellent conference, thank you to all the team." Martin Steer – Deer Park Farm (2013)

"Thank you for all the work you did in making the symposium such a success." Peter Cornish – Polybell Organic Farm (2013)

"An excellent event, if only I had been on it when I started out on the Organic journey seven years ago our soils would be in a better state now. Should be a must for any new entrant to Organic Farming before they can claim any subsidy." Charles Hunter Smart, Bradwell Grove Estate (2012)

Book your ticket

We are now taking bookings for tickets - please use the form below. If you wish to purchase these components individually, please use our individual component booking form. Discounts automatically apply where delegates are staying for more than one day of the conference. We are seeking further funding support for producers and bursaries for students/ apprentices and details will be announced on the websites as soon as available.

For trade stand enquiries at the National Soil Symposium - please contact Astrid Toner on