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CAP Consultations: out now!

19 December 2013

Scottish Government has recently launched two new consultations. We will be working on responses and welcome any initial thoughts by email or phone by 15th January if possible. Please contact Laura at LStewart@soilassociation.org or 07762 601 979. -...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass, Thursday 20th February, Inverurie

10 December 2013

A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust...

Free school meals will succeed if Headteachers back it with food quality guarantee and a whole school approach, says Food for Life Partnership

05 December 2013

Libby Grundy, Soil Association Food for Life Partnership director, said: “We welcome the announcement from today’s autumn statement, which promises £150m to make sure school kitchens and dining areas are equipped to feed all infants from September 2...

Dave Sutherland, farmer, gives 5 good reasons to come along to a Future Proofing Scotland’s Farming event

25 November 2013

Case Study, Hillhouse Farm, Lauderdale, Scottish Borders This is a mixed farm with sheep (3500 ewes) and arable enterprises. The holding is 4000 ac (of which 2500 is contract farmed) with a total of six staff. Soil Association events attended by Dav...

Soil Association's Organic September campaign lifts sales

06 November 2013

The Soil Association's annual Organic September campaign has delivered a strong boost to the organic market, confirming further that the UK organic market is back into good growth with positive figures since the start of 2013. The Small Changes, Big...

Win a trip to Highgrove

01 November 2013

Take part in “Mygrove”, The Prince of Wales’s online gardening competition for children, for your chance to win a trip to Highgrove

Good Food for London 2013: new report launched

24 October 2013

24 out of 33 Boroughs are now serving fresh, trustworthy and healthy food in schools.

Soil Association celebrates organic pioneers

15 October 2013

The pioneers who have significantly contributed to organic food and farming over the last 40 years were honoured at a special event held during the Soil Association’s Annual Conference last week.
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