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Agri-environment schemes funding gap in England

03 October 2013

The current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) ends on 31 December 2013. Whilst the high level decisions regarding the design of the new CAP are now virtually complete in Brussels, work is being carried out nationally for a successor to ...

Soil, Muck & Money Event, Thursday 7th November, Elphin, nr Ullapool

01 October 2013

A practical day looking at soil and grassland management and making best use of FYM.

The Soil Association and Le Pain Quotidien Coffee Keeps Britain Buzzing

20 September 2013

To celebrate the last day of summer and in support of the Soil Association’s Keep Britain Buzzing campaign, Le Pain Quotidien will be giving away free cups of organic coffee on the morning of 23 September, the last day of summer. The free coffee wil...

Produced with care: Soil Association Organic Food Award winners announced

20 September 2013

Winners of this year’s Soil Association Organic Food Awards, supported by Seeds of Change, were recognised last night (19th September) at a celebration in central London. The awards showcase the UK’s best organic food produced with passion, creativi...

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.
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