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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.

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 ...

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation, Wednesday 4th February, 12.30 – 4pm

08 January 2015

Bankhead Farm, near Broxburn, West Lothian A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of managing farm woodlands.

Farmers urged to plant trees and prevent erosion of profits

08 January 2015

Farmers are being encouraged to plant trees on their land to prevent one of their most precious assets being washed or blown away. On average 2.2m tonnes of topsoil are eroded annually in the UK, which costs an estimated £200million a year to the in...

Comment on Liz Truss's support for GM declared at the Oxford Farming Conference

08 January 2015

Peter Melchett, Director of Policy at the Soil Association said: "At a time when US farmers are demanding more non-GM seeds, it is bizarre that Liz Truss claims GM crops grown in the US are using less pesticides, water and are more environmentally f...
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