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Soil Association Websiteen-GBCopyright Soil Association firstname.lastname@example.orgCAP reform update Spring 2014 We have brought together basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specific reference to organic farming. Many details are still being worked out by Defra. The Soil Association is work...
fnorrisMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:37:00 GMTAssureWel Awareness Event, 12.00 - 3.30, Thursday 22nd May, Edinburgh Soil Association Scotland invites you to an introduction to AssureWel , a collaborative initiative between Soil Association, RSPCA and Bristol University which is developing a practical system of welfare outcome assessment for the major farm animal ...
emartinFri, 11 Apr 2014 13:40:00 GMTEU Organic Regulation Consultation The EU Commission is carrying out a review of the organic regulation which sets the baseline rules for all organic food and farming throughout Europe.
smartinFri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMTNew network aims to raise £19,140 to revolutionise local food production The UK community supported agriculture (CSA) movement has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 to support its work encouraging farmers and growers to work in partnership with their local communities.
swestonWed, 19 Mar 2014 14:39:00 GMTSoil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report today reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008.
fnorrisThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTGrow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Thursday 15th May, Lochaline, Morvern, Argyll (FPSF), with Organic catch up A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.
jdingwallWed, 12 Mar 2014 11:09:00 GMTMEPs vote to reject seed regulation The European Commission's proposal for plant reproductive material law, also known as the “seed regulation”, was voted down by the European Parliament today. MEPs cited concerns that the directive would give the Commission too much power and failed ...
tyoungTue, 11 Mar 2014 16:28:00 GMTSustainable Food Cities conference: book now The first Sustainable Food Cities conference will take place on the 31st March 2014 in Brighton, hosted by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Food Matters.
tyoungThu, 06 Mar 2014 15:18:00 GMTOpportunity for producers: A pioneering new way to buy and sell food online to local communities Runners up in the Soil Association Innovation Award last year, Farm Drop are on a mission to reshape the UK food supply chain and to champion independent farmers and growers.
bllewellynTue, 04 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTSoil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event, Tuesday 4th March, Upper Largo, Fife, with Organic catch up A practical day looking at soil management and how to make best use of FYM, slurry and compost.
jdingwallMon, 17 Feb 2014 13:27:00 GMTComment: Organic farming – the scientifically proven way of saving bees The biggest ever review into whether organic farming benefits wildlife has taken place – and the findings are clear – organic farms have on average nearly a third more different species of wildlife. The researchers stated in the report that "organic...
swestonTue, 04 Feb 2014 09:37:00 GMTEffective Field Drainage: Reducing Flood Risk and Improving Soil Performance (SFIN; Half Day) Palacerigg, Cumbernauld, 10am-4pm, 28th February 2014 With weather patterns becoming more unpredictable and extreme weather events more common in recent years, drainage and compaction are two issues which are becoming increasingly important to many ...
jdingwallThu, 30 Jan 2014 10:10:00 GMTBBC Food and Farming Awards 2014 Just launched, nominations are now open for this year's Food and Farming Awards. The Awards celebrate the best of British food and those companies and individuals who grow, make and supply it.
smorganThu, 09 Jan 2014 11:47:00 GMTComment: CAP Announcement Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy comments:
hblackMon, 23 Dec 2013 11:43:00 GMTRemembering Richard Jacobs Tributes have been paid to Richard Jacobs, the chief executive of national certification body, Organic Farmers & Growers, who has died at the age of 50.
ljonesThu, 05 Dec 2013 12:13:00 GMTNew research funding puts farmers in the driving seat Today (7 November) the Soil Association announces two new funding competitions to support innovative research in sustainable agriculture, as part of the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme.
hblackThu, 07 Nov 2013 11:14:00 GMTLegume Link Project report The ORC led Defra funded project has published its findings. The overall aim of the project was to improve nitrogen use efficiency in UK arable systems.
ljonesFri, 25 Oct 2013 15:05:00 GMTTransition payments news The Scottish Government recently announced one-year extensions to agri-environment Rural Priorities Contracts, including organic agreements, that were due to expire on December 31, 2013. We are delighted that maintenance payments will be continued f...
emartinTue, 15 Oct 2013 09:34:00 GMTAgri-environment schemes funding gap in England The current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) ends on 31 December 2013. Whilst the high level decisions regarding the design of the new CAP are now virtually complete in Brussels, work is being carried out nationally for a successor to ...
smorganThu, 03 Oct 2013 10:01:00 GMTSoil, Muck & Money Event, Thursday 7th November, Elphin, nr Ullapool A practical day looking at soil and grassland management and making best use of FYM.
jdingwallTue, 01 Oct 2013 12:43:00 GMTGovernment’s antibiotic strategy will not stop excessive farm use of antibiotics In a new report setting out the Government’s five-year strategy for dealing with the rise of antibiotic resistance , the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies and the Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens warn that ‘the rapid spread of multi...
hblackTue, 10 Sep 2013 15:23:00 GMTTrees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production, Thursday 17th October, Falkland, Fife A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.
jdingwallWed, 04 Sep 2013 09:31:00 GMTFarming With Trees: Three Dimensional Management for Multiple Outputs and Improved Livestock Production, Friday 18 October 1.30 – 4.30 pm, Glensaugh Farm, Laurencekirk Including trees in the overall management of a farm can have many benefits, whether you produce crops or livestock. An integrated approach to farm woodland can provide multiple outputs when managed as a m...
jdingwallMon, 02 Sep 2013 13:21:00 GMTVolunteer Farmers Wanted for Next Farming for a Better Climate Programme The search is on for three volunteer farmers interested in saving energy and reducing costs.
jdingwallThu, 29 Aug 2013 10:18:00 GMTMeat @ Whitmuir There aren’t many places where you can see the meat on the butcher’s table and follow it through to your supper – but at Whitmuir the Organic Place you can! The course runs for four Thursday evenings in October , from 6.30pm to 9pm: 3rd October – La...
jdingwallTue, 27 Aug 2013 13:29:00 GMTBiochar: More than just a soil additive… EVENT POSTPONED This event has been postponed until later in the year. New details will be posted on this page shortly. If you wish to register interest for this event please call 0131 666 2474 or email email@example.com
jdingwallMon, 26 Aug 2013 10:37:00 GMTSoil Association 2013 Conference now open for bookings The Soil Association 2013 Conference aims to be at the cutting edge in showcasing solutions and exploring new approaches to the environmental and public health challenges of our day. Bringing together high profile speakers and practical people from ...
ncollins-danielThu, 22 Aug 2013 10:51:00 GMTSoil Association launches Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference The Soil Association is launching Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference to show the huge difference consumers can make by switching one household item to organic. Running throughout September, the campaign will be the UK’s biggest celebr...
ncollins-danielMon, 19 Aug 2013 11:23:00 GMTBiochar Event: More than just a soil additive! Thursday 29th August, Peeblesshire Whitmuir Farm at Lamancha, West Linton in the Scottish Borders is involved in two projects trialling biochar, looking at its effectiveness as a soil additive, and looking at its effect on pig liveweight gain when used as a feed additive.
jdingwallWed, 07 Aug 2013 09:44:00 GMTGrow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Monday 23rd September, Lauder A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.
jdingwallTue, 06 Aug 2013 12:10:00 GMTScotch Beef Farm of the Year 2013 open for nominations Following the success of the inaugural Scotch Beef Farm of the Year initiative which was launched in 2012 by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, the hunt for a 2013 winner has commenced this week.
jdingwallTue, 30 Jul 2013 09:54:00 GMT21st century pioneers - grassroots innovation for sustainable agriculture The Soil Association is launching a new Innovation Award to champion excellence in innovative approaches to sustainable, low impact farming and growing. The winner will receive a cash prize of £3000, with two runner-up prizes of £1000 each. Entries ...
ncollins-danielFri, 26 Jul 2013 12:56:00 GMTPress comment: government's new agri-tech strategy Speaking about the government’s new agri-tech strategy launched today (22 July 2013) Tom MacMillan, director of innovation at the Soil Association said: “Whether this big investment is good for farming, the environment and consumers will depend on h...
ncollins-danielMon, 22 Jul 2013 14:22:00 GMTOrganic sector returns to growth as horsemeat effect takes hold Organic sales are back in sustained growth - as the ‘Horsegate effect’ proves longer-lasting than many predicted…
fnorrisMon, 15 Jul 2013 15:05:00 GMTRecognition for organic is rare good news in rough CAP deal The shape of the Common Agricultural Policy in Europe is now agreed. The Soil Association warmly welcomes the fact that there is now an explicit legal article that supports organic farming (Article 30) in the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Dev...
smorganThu, 27 Jun 2013 13:57:00 GMTAccess to land for sustainable agriculture The Soil Association Land Trust and Biodynamic Land Trust are hosting a 3-day event on Access to Land, which will take place in Bristol between 30 June and 2 July. The event is part of EU wide project with participants attending from across Europe t...
rharriesWed, 26 Jun 2013 10:08:00 GMTEngaging with the Scottish Government The need for transitional arrangements for organic conversion and maintenance 2014-2015 The Scottish Organic Forum is engaging in negotiations with Scottish Government to secure ongoing funding for organic farming during the transition period to the...
jdingwallTue, 18 Jun 2013 10:19:00 GMTWeather Aid Scheme (Scotland) 2013 £6 million aid package for livestock and arable farmers -- APPLICATIONS OPEN.
jdingwallMon, 03 Jun 2013 11:09:00 GMTUpdated Organic Action Plan represents new opportunities for organic farmers On Monday 27th May, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead launched the updated Organic Action Plan at Pitgaveny Farm, Elgin. The updated Organic Action Plan for 2013-2015, which first published in 2011, introduces new initiatives to help meet gro...
jdingwallWed, 29 May 2013 10:30:00 GMTSoil Association reports increase in organic sales over three months since the horsemeat scandal Latest figures from Kantar World-panel reveal organic sales through supermarkets have increased steadily for the past three months. The 12 week year on year picture shows a +1.6% for organic food sales - the first time the market has seen year on ye...
ncollins-danielWed, 08 May 2013 09:29:00 GMTNew farmer-led fund announces first research grants The Soil Association announces the winners of the first of their farmer-led innovative research grants funded by the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme.
smorganThu, 02 May 2013 11:26:00 GMTPress comment: Proposed EU regulation concerning seed varieties The Soil Association believes the proposed new EU regulation on the marketing of plant reproductive material will put the future of our plant biodiversity at risk. It will have a disastrous effect on the availability of rare varieties and farmers’ v...
smorganTue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00:00 GMT The Soil Association welcomes today’s decision by the EU to suspend the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides Emma Hockridge, Soil Association Head of Policy said; "This is a victory not only for the bees and other pollinators, but for independent science against the political, pro-pesticide position adopted by UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and the...
ncollins-danielMon, 29 Apr 2013 13:31:00 GMTSt Jerome’s Field community growing project, Tay valley The Soil Association Land Trust exists to safeguard farmland and currently owns four organic farms in the South West of England. So its recently acquired eight-acre field in Perthshire, Scotland was something of an anomaly amongst these 100-acre tra...
fnorrisMon, 29 Apr 2013 11:28:00 GMTGrow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Wednesday 12th June, Drymen A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.
jdingwallWed, 24 Apr 2013 10:34:00 GMTNot in my burn! Diffuse pollution: what is it and how to avoid it, Monday 20th May, Aviemore A day looking at diffuse pollution: what is it and how to avoid it, planting trees to protect water courses and highlighting successful practical projects that reduce diffuse pollution.
jdingwallMon, 08 Apr 2013 12:52:00 GMTSnow hardship support This year’s appalling weather has been drastic for farmers, with devastated flock numbers where snow hit sheep farms during lambing, and delayed turnout using up dwindling stocks of poor-quality forage.
smorganFri, 05 Apr 2013 14:38:00 GMTSoil Association 2013 Organic Market Report reveals significant areas of growth in organic sales The Organic Market Report published by the Soil Association highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012. Overall, the market has dipped by 1.5% as the UK continues through it...
fnorrisWed, 20 Mar 2013 00:01:00 GMTEU consultation on organic agriculture We would like to ask you to contribute to an EU consultation ‘Review of the EU policy on organic agriculture legislation and action plan
smorganFri, 15 Mar 2013 11:04:00 GMTMurray Trust Future Farmer Award - 2013 Round Open (Scotland)
jdingwallMon, 11 Mar 2013 12:24:00 GMTBanned antibiotic in livestock feed should not be given to horses The Soil Association is calling on the government to prevent the use of an unapproved antibiotic in horses, due to concerns about human health, following the discovery of horse meat in the food system. The antibiotic was widely used in livestock fee...
hblackWed, 27 Feb 2013 18:17:00 GMTSoil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event Friday 15th March, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 1QN
jdingwallMon, 18 Feb 2013 14:04:00 GMTWater and Wood Renewables Event Thursday 28th February, 7pm Lochter Activity Centre, Near Oldmeldrum
jdingwallThu, 31 Jan 2013 12:11:00 GMTLearning event: Meet Paul Holmbeck of Organic Denmark Wednesday 20th Feb, 2 – 5pm, Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
jdingwallWed, 30 Jan 2013 11:03:00 GMTScotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2013 The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, run in partnership with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, have been recognising and rewarding the very best in Scottish food and drink for many years. 17 awards recognise excellence...
jdingwallWed, 23 Jan 2013 09:54:00 GMTRSPB: Nature of Scotland Awards The Nature of Scotland Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation.
jdingwallThu, 17 Jan 2013 09:59:00 GMTFarmers Weekly Awards 2013 The Farmers Weekly Awards recognise and reward farmers for innovation, commitment to the industry and hard work. The Awards showcase the best farmers in the country by telling their stories. They aim to spread best practice, inspire others and influ...
jdingwallMon, 14 Jan 2013 10:55:00 GMTSoil Association comment on the Parliamentary debate on public health and the use of antibiotics on intensive farms The Soil Association welcomes the points made by Zac Goldsmith MP in a Parliamentary debate on public health and the use of antibiotics in intensive farms yesterday (9 January). We feel it is vitally important that renewed efforts are made to reduce...
fnorrisThu, 10 Jan 2013 16:00:00 GMTTrade on Greenpeace's field at Glastonbury 2013 Since the early nineties Greenpeace have been one of the lead charities invited by the Glastonbury Festival to operate at the festival where they have their own field on which they promote themselves and their international campaigns.
eroseTue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:00 GMT“Toil of the tilth” Since 2008 the organic market has seen a retrenchment, with wider economic problems having a direct impact on the nation’s shopping habits. The same period has seen weather conditions that have veered between too little and, this year especially, to...
tyoungMon, 17 Dec 2012 15:44:00 GMTSilent shadows Published fifty years ago in 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring has been described as one of the most influential books yet to be written by an environmentalist. The book’s beautiful prose, and damning indictment of the use of what were then ‘moder...
tyoungFri, 14 Dec 2012 16:54:00 GMTCatering Mark Supplier Scheme helps provide food people can trust The Catering Mark Supplier Scheme is launched today by Soil Association Certification, to complement its highly successful Catering Mark accreditation standards.
tyoungMon, 03 Dec 2012 00:01:00 GMTCongratulations to our winners at the BBC Food and Farming Awards The 2012 winners of the BBC Food and Farming Awards were announced on 28 November and organic was the big winner, with two Soil Association licensees taking away the most coveted awards.
fnorrisThu, 29 Nov 2012 15:51:00 GMTHuman health risk from farm antibiotics The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is calling on Minister of State for Agriculture, David Heath MP, to ban the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in poultry production to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance in campylobacter and other infectio...
ncollins-danielFri, 16 Nov 2012 08:54:00 GMTCIWF report finds higher welfare animals produce more nutritious food A report recently published by Compassion in World Farming has concluded that meat from animals raised under higher welfare standards such as organic are also much better for you.
jstrideThu, 26 Jul 2012 17:31:00 GMTIFOAM 2011 Annual Report now available The 2011 Annual Report, 'One Earth, One Passion', is now available on its website. The report's title is an allusion to the 'fire' that burns in the hearts of the many organic stakeholders who, every day, contribute to the furthering of the organic ...
AtonerWed, 13 Jun 2012 16:23:00 GMTSoil Association Comment on EFRA 'Greening the CAP' report
AtonerWed, 06 Jun 2012 14:21:00 GMTEU/USA recognition of equivalence of organic standards
AtonerWed, 06 Jun 2012 09:40:00 GMTVIBES Awards 2012 Search begins for Scotland's leading green businesses
jdingwallThu, 17 May 2012 12:47:00 GMTLaverstoke Park seek experienced butcher with retail experience Laverstoke Park is an organic/biodynamic farm based in North Hampshire. We specialize in producing a wide range of high quality produce “from the field to the fork”.
AtonerFri, 04 May 2012 13:10:00 GMTMinimum organic grass seed content to remain at 65% until December 2013 The European Commission and Defra have agreed to continue allowing forage seed mixes containing a percentage of non-organic seed to be used without the need of a seed derogation before use.
AtonerMon, 30 Apr 2012 13:58:00 GMTLow carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Brook Estate.
pjohnsonWed, 25 Apr 2012 10:27:00 GMTDeadline Approaches - Air your views on CAP reform. Consultation ends 24th April. An online consultation has been set up to allow you to have your say on the European Commission’s proposals for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
edownhamFri, 13 Apr 2012 12:50:00 GMTEssential Building Blocks: Soil & Grass Event. Thursday 24th May, Jedburgh A practical day looking at soil management for optimum grassland productivity; grassland and clover establishment and management, including choice of grass and clover species; and making best use of manures.
edownhamThu, 12 Apr 2012 15:08:00 GMT'Why we need a green reform of the CAP now' video
AtonerThu, 12 Apr 2012 09:47:00 GMTSRDP Deadline approaches Applications to be submitted by 30 March 2012 Important Producer Information • Qualitative contribution When applying for maintenance or conversion payments please note that if you are certified by Soil Association or SOPA you are automatically elig...
jdingwallMon, 19 Mar 2012 10:14:00 GMTFinal version of group strategy published The Soil Association is pleased to publish the final version of its new group strategy: The Road to 2020. The publication sees the culmination of a large-scale consultation exercise with stakeholders, and sets out our goals and priorities over the s...
tyoungThu, 01 Mar 2012 16:34:00 GMTSchmallenberg Virus briefing from the National Sheep Association As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England. The first cases were identified in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Nor...
AtonerWed, 29 Feb 2012 10:34:00 GMTCumbria Organics Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7th March Cumbria Organics AGM is on 7th March 2012 at the Westmorland Agricultural Society Ltd, Land Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe LA7 7NH. It will start at 6.30 with a short business meeting for Cumbria Organic members. This will be followed at 7.00 by a fre...
jdingwallTue, 21 Feb 2012 11:01:00 GMTTILMAN-ORG: Reduced tillage and green manures on organic farms The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group (NEFG) and the Organic Research Centre (ORC) are collaborating with partners in 10 European countries on this new research project. The overall goals of the project Reduced tillage and green manures for sustain...
jdingwallTue, 21 Feb 2012 10:36:00 GMTRSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award The annual RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award celebrates the fantastic work farmers are doing for wildlife - with a top prize of £1,000 for the very best! You can enter now for the 2012 competition. Download the form at www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/f...
jdingwallThu, 02 Feb 2012 14:47:00 GMTSouth Scotland Woodfuel Forum, Tuesday 28 February Forestry Commission Scotland and the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies Group invite you to the inaugural meeting of a new South Scotland Woodfuel Forum on Tuesday 28 February 14:00 - 17:00 (lunch available from 13:00) Queens Hotel, Lockerbie, ...
jdingwallThu, 02 Feb 2012 13:57:00 GMTScotland's Future Farmer Award 2012 launches Entries are being sought for Scotland’s Future Farmer Award 2012 with £4,000 on offer to reward the winner’s outstanding contribution to the farming industry. An initiative funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust and supported by NFU Scotland ( www.nfu...
jdingwallThu, 02 Feb 2012 11:58:00 GMTApplications for the 2012 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards are now open Enter the 'Oscars' of the Scottish food and drink industry. The awards, run jointly by Scotland Food & Drink and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, have been recognising and rewarding the very best in Scottish food and drink fo...
jdingwallThu, 26 Jan 2012 16:49:00 GMTFarming & Freshwater - diffuse pollution and SRDP Meeting & Farm Site Visit: Spynie Hall, near Elgin, 10.15 am Wednesday 25th January 2012 You are invited along to a meeting and farm site visit, including free soup & sandwich lunch, at Spynie Hall near Elgin on Wed 25th Jan 2012. The workshop is pa...
jdingwallThu, 05 Jan 2012 16:04:00 GMTUK: ‘Jamie Oliver Generation’ Emerges From Foodie Revolution A demographic breakdown comparing shoppers aged under 35 with those aged over 35, from IGD’s monthly survey reveals: 26% of shoppers under 35 expect to buy more organic food over the next 12 months, compared to 13% of over-35s 51% of them claim to b...
AtonerMon, 12 Dec 2011 16:00:00 GMTYeo Valley: Milk producer and top organic brand
AtonerMon, 12 Dec 2011 15:53:00 GMTSoil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event. Thursday 23rd February 2012, Elgin 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...
jdingwallFri, 02 Dec 2011 16:10:00 GMTCAP Reform Meetings 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...
jdingwallTue, 29 Nov 2011 09:57:00 GMTAndrew Whitley receives a Special Judges' Award in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 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...
jdingwallThu, 24 Nov 2011 15:10:00 GMTHighest protection for organic “Native Shetland Wool” 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...
jdingwallTue, 22 Nov 2011 09:49:00 GMTOrganic heroes nominated for Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards 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...
tyoungMon, 21 Nov 2011 16:52:00 GMTWeed Workshops - N.E + S.W Completed 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...
tperrettMon, 07 Nov 2011 17:01:00 GMTMixed farming apprentice wanted An opportunity for an apprentice with an interest in horticulture and livestock, pigs and poultry to work on a mixed 650 acre organic farm in Leicestershire.
rharriesFri, 30 Sep 2011 16:25:00 GMTYour chance to nominate for Grower of the Year Awards 2012 We have just been informed that the 'Grower of the Year Awards' have been opened up for all to make nominations. We know there are many great organic producers out there so you can be sure we will be entering a few of our producers deserving of an a...
tperrettThu, 25 Aug 2011 17:04:00 GMTUpdate to Producers Members from Helen Browning Dear Producer member, I have been in the hot seat at the Soil Association for a few months now, and my main task has been reviewing the work that we are doing, and establishing clear direction and priorities for the future. Our staff, Council, and t...
tperrettTue, 23 Aug 2011 10:24:00 GMTFarmer & Grower board nominations - download the form The Soil Association is seeking nominations from individuals who are interested in joing the farmer and grower board.
tperrettFri, 19 Aug 2011 15:32:00 GMTCalling all game changers – enter the International Green Awards
sboltonMon, 15 Aug 2011 15:03:00 GMTWelsh Government announces commitment to ‘ensuring a sustainable organic sector in Wales’ The Soil Association welcomes this week’s announcement by Alun Davies, Wales Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European programmes, that post 2013/4 there will be a specific organic maintenance fund within Glastir and that the det...
GCattThu, 28 Jul 2011 11:40:00 GMTWinners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards announced The winners of the 2011 Organic Food Awards were announced at the Start Festival, Clarence House, on Wednesday 27 July, part of the national ‘Start’ initiative, established by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable li...
GCattThu, 28 Jul 2011 08:59:00 GMT