Understanding Organic: The Basics and Beyond
Discover the power of being organic with our educational learning opportunities designed for you and your organic business.
What does it mean to be organic? From the soil under our feet to the food on our plate, organic is so much more than pesticide-free food and farming: it’s a complex, whole system approach with nature at its heart. If you want to better understand the principles, processes and values of organic, our Understanding Organic resources and events are available to enhance the knowledge of you and your team, so you can apply it to your business and beyond.
This 10-minute video gives an insightful overview of organic farming, some of the key benefits of organic, and some quick highlights on the growth of the market. Plus hear from an organic farmer on his experience of running an organic farm. If you’re a Soil Association Certification organic client and would like to request an MP4 download, please email email@example.com.
"A really great, informative tool to use as part of our induction for newbies. This will really enhance our people's knowledge of organic."Organix Brands Ltd
The Soil Association developed the world’s first organic standards in 1973. They recognised that by working with nature, not against it; we can create better, more sustainable food and farming systems.
Newly-certified businesses or new employees can feel uncertain about what it means to be organic. With our Understanding Organic resources, you’ll learn about the basic principles of organic, and how they apply to food systems today.
Climate-conscious citizens increasingly want to make sustainable choices, and that includes what they’re putting into their shopping baskets. With our Understanding Organic tools, you’ll learn how to better sell, communicate and market organic to your customers from the experts at Soil Association Certification. We’re confident that anyone involved in selling organic - from business owners to buyers, developers, salespeople, marketers, technical staff, communications and press professionals – will find these tools invaluable.
Book Virtual Learning Session
Looking to gain a deeper understanding of organic from the comfort of your home or office? Get the full low-down on organic principles, practices, the market and consumers when you book our two-hour learning session. You'll leave with a good appreciation of why organic is good for business, and you and your world.
Book On-Farm Experience
Immerse yourself in all things organic, when you join us on our ever-popular On-Farm Experience day 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. Learn more and reserve your place today.
Training and Trade Events
From webinars to industry trade panel discussions, our schedule of events is available to engage you in the evolution of the organic sector. Whether you're a licensee or a business yet to certify with us, discover what's coming up on our events page.Upcoming events