Events & training
Trade events & training
As part of our offering for Certification clients, we provide learning days, imparting in-depth knowledge on what organic means, the processes involved in growing and selling organic, and information about organic trade, including consumer insights and commercial trends. These learning days take place on a regular basis, merging group learning sessions with delicious organic food and stunning landscapes to create a fun, inspiring day for all involved.
Throughout the year, we also take part in many industry and trade events. This gives us the opportunity to engage with people to find out more about what we do as an organisation and to learn about organic principles. If you'd like to know which events we are attending, please take a look at the links below.
We also host events and webinars for businesses who haven’t yet certified with us to help them understand the market and business benefits of organic certification, the application and inspections process, and how we can help.
Listen to Nature with Organic Beauty & Wellbeing- 16th September at 3pm
Join our virtual roundtable discussion for Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, where we will be discussing this year's key messaging of "Listen to Nature" and what this means for certified organic beauty and wellbeing. Featuring insights from the COSMOS board for Organic cosmetics and some of our certified brands.Sign up to webinar
Soil Association Organic and Natural Beauty pop-up at Leeds Trinity- 17th-24th September
Join us as we launch our first ever pop up store at Leeds Trinity shopping centre! In association with CEW UK, the shop will be selling beauty and wellbeing products that are certified organic or natural by us for you to purchase. There will also be showcasing and product sampling from brands throughout the week.
Organic Trade Conference 2022, Wednesday 19th October
As we face climate breakdown, loss of biodiversity and an epidemic of dietary related disease, it’s clear we urgently need our food system to change. The message from consumers is clear too; they want to make food choices with less impact on their environment and on their health.Book your space
Understanding organic: On-farm experiences
Immerse yourself in all things organic, when you join us on one of our ever-popular on-farm experience days at Yeo Valley Farm. You’ll observe organic principles brought to life; taking a break to feast in the award-winning canteen in between learning from our organic experts.Find out more
Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, 12 - 18 September 2022
Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week is part of the Soil Association's Organic September campaign.Find out more
Organic September: Webinar for Brands & Businesses 2022 - Watch on demand
Find out all about how to make the most of this year's exciting campaign, where we'll be asking people to "listen to nature...and choose organic." Discover how to get involved and amplify the campaign across your platforms, using the new resources and campaign materials. This event originally took place on 13 July 2022.Watch the webinar
Organic September: Webinar for Farmers 2022 - Watch on demand
This year's Organic September features some exciting new updates for farmers - join us alongside speakers from IFOAM - Organics International to hear all about how to make the most of the campaign for your organic farm business. This event originally took place on 7 July 2022.Watch the webinar
Organic Fresh Produce Forum 2022 - Watch on demand
Unwrapping the challenges and opportunities in a dynamic market, you will hear new insights on the organic fresh produce market, emerging consumer trends and get inspiration for future thinking about the issues and opportunities facing the sector. This event originally took place on 29 June 2022.Watch the webinar
Organic on the Road to 2030 - Watch on demand
Organic on the Road to 2030 asked - how does organic hold answers to some of our biggest climate, nature and health crises? You can watch the free online broadcast on-demand.Watch the webinar
Fashion and Textiles Earth Day Webinar: Invest in our Planet - Watch on demand
Soil Association Certification presents an overview of the Fashion and Textiles Organic Market Report and hosts a discussion around the importance of sustainable and ethical business in protecting our precious planet!Watch the webinar
Earth Day: How Certified Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Businesses Invest in our Planet - Watch on demand
Earth Day's 2022 theme was "Invest in our Planet" - something that Soil Association Organic certified beauty & wellbeing businesses do every day. This webinar aired at 2pm on Earth Day but you can still watch it on-demand. If you are a brand, interested in organic certification, or you'd just like to learn more about how certification protects our planet, this is the event for you.Watch the webinar
Organic farming: Does it stack up? - Watch on demand
Aimed at farmers, growers, and advisors interested in organic production.Find out more
Forestry training courses
We develop and deliver both FSC accredited training courses and other training courses under our ‘Excellence for Forests’ programme, all aimed at building capacity and technical knowledge for responsible forest management.Find out more
Get involved in Organic September 2022!
Organic September is a key moment for organic businesses to raise awareness of the benefits of organic and the incredible efforts organic brands, farms and business make to support nature and wildlife and protect the planet. Find out about the support and resources on offer during this exciting month-long campaign.