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Ryder Cup - One year to go celebration

14 October 2013

Francesco and Joe from Soil Association Scotland recently took part in an event at Perth Concert Hall called “Ryder Cup 2014 – One Year to Go.”

Feeding the 5000 a success!

14 October 2013

On Saturday 5th of October we were part of the first Scottish Feeding the 5000 event in Edinburgh’s Bristo Square, and with 7000 meals served to 4950 hungry bellies filled, the day was a wonderful and delicious success!

The Soil Association announces 2013 Innovation Award winners

11 October 2013

A biodegradable tree guard. An online local food marketplace. A simple device to reduce water run-off from tramlines. The Soil Association's 2013 Innovation Award winners are true pioneers aiming to reduce the impact of farming and growing on the en...

Soil Association conference highlights grassroots innovation in farming, growing and land use

11 October 2013

‘Giving it Welly’, day two of the Soil Association’s annual conference called for farmers to be at the heart of agricultural research and innovation. Chaired by BBC Radio 4 Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith, the conference explored farmer led innovati...

Soil Association conference places good food firmly at the heart of the public health and schools agendas

11 October 2013

Day one of the Soil Association annual conference (9 October) brought public health and education leads from across the UK together for the first time under the banner of Good Food for All, with an unprecedented consensus that food can cut across lo...

Open meeting of the Scottish Organic Forum, Thursday 24th October, 2 – 4pm

10 October 2013

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL

New research on pesticides affecting bees

07 October 2013

New research from Royal Holloway University suggests that pesticide levels may be affecting the bee population indirectly.

Global analysis shows organic farming contributes to climate change mitigation

04 October 2013

The results of a new meta-analysis published in the Science of the Total Environment journal 1reveal that organically farmed lands emit less nitrous oxide and take up greater amounts of atmospheric methane, helping to combat climate change.

New research on agroecological farming

04 October 2013

The Soil Association has reacted in the same way as other environmental NGOs; with a degree of surprise to what Owen Paterson appears to have said with regard to climate change. This coincides with the publication of a major international research s...
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