National Soil Symposium

The top 6 inches: Practical ways to build great soil

Want healthier soil? Come to Britain’s biggest and brightest soil clinic!

As well as the chance to quiz the experts about your soil test results, there will be a packed day of practical talks and hands-on workshops. Learn how to make the most of mixed leys, bring stock onto your arable land, and speak to the innovative farmers trialling new approaches through ‘field labs’.

Catch up with industry experts, friends and colleagues at activities throughout the day, from carrot tasting (can you tell what it grew in?) – to planning a tree-planting scheme for your farm.

For the first time, local producers are laying on a farmers market where you can buy a delicious, organic lunch. The evening event will be a celebration of soil with an organic feast and dancing into the night.

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Down and DirtyDown 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. Kerry McCarthy, Shadow Environment Secretary will be speaking. 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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Important Information

Millennium Square car park is closed until further notice due to damage caused by a fire. Please click here for more information

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Supported by...

Produce World Group

Burges Salmon logo  Lazy Dog Tools Robin Appel Ltd. 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.