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Over 700 ‘future growers’ seeking organic apprenticeships

22 January 2015

Young people across Britain are seeking opportunities to become well-trained, knowledgeable farmers and growers of organic food. The Soil Association’s Future Growers programme – which matches host farms with eager young growers – has been running a...

Trainees required at Whitethorn Farm in Herefordshire

22 January 2015

Two Horticultural trainees required at Whitethorn Farm , to start March/April until Autumn (minimum). The work includes sowing, planting, plant husbandry, harvest and packhouse work. Minimum five days a week to include weekends. This is an ideal opp...

Woodmark Certificate Holders feature in FSC press

22 January 2015

Three Woodmark certificate holders have recently featured in news stories from FSC ® . The articles featured Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative, Nishi Awakura Village and Sengon Agung Bersama. All three are run by or for local communitie...

Europe's first 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified home

20 January 2015

Europe’s first 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified home has been approved by Woodmark, the Soil Association’s forestry and wood certification scheme. The house in Denmark only uses wood from sustainable sources and the environmental im...

Glastir Advanced rules booklet

20 January 2015

The Welsh Government’s online publication ‘Glastir Adanced Rules Booklet 2: Whole Farm Code and Management Options’ contains two errors that may confuse organic farmers.

EBLEX highlight positive performance results for organic beef and lamb

16 January 2015

Gross margin data for organic beef and sheep enterprises shows favourable comparison with non-organic enterprise performance . For the first time this year EBLEX Better Returns Stocktake has financial and physical information available for a range o...

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

15 January 2015

Pillars of Hercules are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

European Parliament votes on GM

13 January 2015

The European Parliament voted on 13 January on whether to allow individual EU member states to ban genetically modified (GM) crops on social or environmental grounds. The Parliament voted in favour of the proposal.

The EU parliamentary vote on GM - 13th Jan 2015

13 January 2015

Today (13 January 2015), the European Parliament is expected to vote in favour of a proposal allowing EU member states to ban genetically modified crops on social or environmental grounds, yet opens the door to the possibility of more varieties of G...

Future grower trainees - Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons

12 January 2015

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, located in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton in the outskirts of Oxford, is renowned as one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences. It is now recruiting for future grower trainees - closing date 13 ...
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