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What you can say about benefits when selling organic food – new statements

19 September 2013

The Soil Association is issuing a new report containing positive statements in support of organic food and farming having sought guidance from the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Copy Advice Team.

Charlie Morgan (GrassMaster)’s practical take home message

11 September 2013

On Wednesday 31st July Soil Association Scotland held their second GrassMaster event as part of the Future Proofing Scotland Farming Programme. The next GrassMaster Event is on 23rd September in Lauder.

Significant Growth in Organics as Soil Association Scotland launches Organic September campaign

11 September 2013

Organic spend in Scotland is on the rise. Latest figures show a year-on-year increase of 6.1% to £13.4 million* over a 12 week period ending 9th June 2013. Interestingly, Scottish spend is increasing at a higher rate than the rest of the UK where ex...

Organic Policy: Learning from Denmark

10 September 2013

Soil Association Scotland has produced a new case study , which provides fascinating insight into how Denmark has become a global leader in organic food and farming. The study also proposes how, with the right vision and support, Scotland could bene...

The Saltire Organic Meat Company Launches at Food for Life Scotland Event

10 September 2013

Denise Walton, of Peelham Farm and Sascha Grierson from Hugh Grierson organic were delighted to announce the formation of a new and innovative collaboration between their two organic farming and butchery businesses at a Food for Life Scotland Networ...

Trees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production, Thursday 17th October, Falkland, Fife

04 September 2013

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Farming With Trees: Three Dimensional Management for Multiple Outputs and Improved Livestock Production, Friday 18 October

02 September 2013

1.30 – 4.30 pm, Glensaugh Farm, Laurencekirk Including trees in the overall management of a farm can have many benefits, whether you produce crops or livestock. An integrated approach to farm woodland can provide multiple outputs when managed as a m...

As US court bans fake organic beauty label, Soil Association celebrates genuine products with Organic Beauty Weekend

02 September 2013

The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Weekend launches on 6 -8 September 2013 to highlight and celebrate genuine organic health and beauty products as part of Organic September. Despite calls from the Soil Association, the UK’s health and beauty ind...

Volunteer Farmers Wanted for Next Farming for a Better Climate Programme

29 August 2013

The search is on for three volunteer farmers interested in saving energy and reducing costs.

Meat @ Whitmuir

27 August 2013

There aren’t many places where you can see the meat on the butcher’s table and follow it through to your supper – but at Whitmuir the Organic Place you can! The course runs for four Thursday evenings in October , from 6.30pm to 9pm: 3rd October – La...
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