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Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event. Thursday 23rd February 2012, Elgin

02 December 2011

A practical day looking at soil management, making best use of FYM and slurry, utilizing clover to fix nitrogen and an introduction to PLANET. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope, Richard Huxtable and Gavin Elrick, SAC. The day will also incl...

10 small steps to a big organic Christmas

29 November 2011

The choices we make over the festive season - about what goes on our plates, the presents we buy, what we wear and what we put on our skin – have far reaching consequences for our health, the health of our countryside, and the development of countri...

CAP Reform Meetings

29 November 2011

Crucial farm reforms explained The public will get the chance to find out about vital European proposals to reform the Common Agricultural Policy at a series of meetings across Scotland. Senior Scottish Government officials will chair the road shows...

Andrew Whitley receives a Special Judges' Award in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2011

24 November 2011

A man who has helped to change the way Britain thinks about bread and now teaches baking at his home in Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire, was honoured today, in an unusual move, with a Special Judges’ Award at the BBC Food & Farming Awards. Sheil...

Highest protection for organic “Native Shetland Wool”

22 November 2011

Shetland wool producers bid to reclaim the ‘magic’ of Shetland wool. Organic “Native Shetland Wool“ is set to be given the highest level of protection assuring proof of provenance and breed, joining products such as Shetland Lamb, Cornish Clotted Cr...

Organic heroes nominated for Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards

21 November 2011

The Soil Association led Food for Life Partnership , the lottery funded network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture, has been nominated for the prestigious Derek Cooper award in the up and coming BBC Radi...

Farm antibiotics increasing the threat of untreatable human diseases

17 November 2011

Compassion in World Farming introduces 'Antibiotic Anna' to Brussels on behalf of The Alliance A new report – Case Study of a Health Crisis – has found an alarming rise in new farm ‘superbugs’, particularly MRSA and E. coli, being passed on to human...

Weed Workshops - N.E + S.W Completed

07 November 2011

Following listening to producers needs and identifying weed control in grassland systems is near the top of the list we hosted two Weed Workshops this October. One in the South West at Rob Halliday’s farm in Cornwall the other at Richard Ward’s farm...

Nominate your green business hero in the People and Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012

03 November 2011

The Soil Association is supporting the inaugural People and Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012 .

25 Years of Riverford: good food, good farming, good business

01 November 2011

Twenty six years ago, while aged 25 and pretending to be a management consultant in New York, on leaving my apartment on Union Square I stumbled on what must have been one of the first farmers’ markets. Chatting to the farmers brought back the reali...
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