Soil Symposium 2015

The top 6 inches: Practical ways to build great soil

The Soil Association’s Soil Symposium has been running for seven years and is the key annual event for the farmers and growers we already work with, and the next generation we hope to inspire.

The importance of protecting and improving the health of our farm soil is more of a challenge today than it has ever been. As Topsoil is the most productive layer it deserves special attention. This year our theme is ‘The Top 6 Inches: Practical ways to build great soil’. This practical event provides farmers and growers from organic and non-organic backgrounds with the opportunity to meet and discuss soil health challenges and the solutions for your farming systems.

In addition to the seminar programme at the event, there will be various soil related activities taking place during breaks. Bring your soil sample along to our soil clinic…or join in with our carrot tasting and see whether you can ‘taste’ different soil varieties. Alternatively, you may wish to make use of the various networking spaces at the venue and catch up with friends and colleagues. A full list of activities will be available shortly.

For the first time this year, local organic producers will host a farmers market style lunch in Anchor Square, just outside the venue. Lunch and refreshments can be purchased from our producers and the venue café, throughout the day.

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Down and dirty: a celebration of soil

To celebrate International Year of Soils and Bristol European Green Capital 2015, we are hosting an evening event bringing together everyone who shares a passion for food, farming and our soil. There will be an organic feast showcasing the fantastic food and drinks our licensees’ produce, followed by music and lots of dancing.

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Partnership opportunities

We have a variety of partnership opportunities available, from sponsorship, to product promotional opportunities such as hosting a food stall throughout the day or providing ingredients for the evening dinner. To download our partnership opportunities document, click here.
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Supported by...

Burges Salmon logo Trigon Pensions logo  Woodland Trust

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded (or financed) by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.