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Soil Association celebrates organic pioneers

15 October 2013

The pioneers who have significantly contributed to organic food and farming over the last 40 years were honoured at a special event held during the Soil Association’s Annual Conference last week.

Transition payments news

15 October 2013

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...

Soil degradation is the biggest potential disaster facing us all says Soil Association President Monty Don

14 October 2013

Soil Association President Monty Don will be discussing the threat to soil in ‘Shared Planet’ airing on Radio 4 at 11am on Tuesday 15 October. This episode of Shared Planet explores the earth’s soils as an important natural resource under much press...

Ryder Cup - One year to go celebration

14 October 2013

Francesco and Joe from Soil Association Scotland recently took part in an event at Perth Concert Hall called “Ryder Cup 2014 – One Year to Go.”

Feeding the 5000 a success!

14 October 2013

On Saturday 5th of October we were part of the first Scottish Feeding the 5000 event in Edinburgh’s Bristo Square, and with 7000 meals served to 4950 hungry bellies filled, the day was a wonderful and delicious success!

The Soil Association announces 2013 Innovation Award winners

11 October 2013

A biodegradable tree guard. An online local food marketplace. A simple device to reduce water run-off from tramlines. The Soil Association's 2013 Innovation Award winners are true pioneers aiming to reduce the impact of farming and growing on the en...

Soil Association conference highlights grassroots innovation in farming, growing and land use

11 October 2013

‘Giving it Welly’, day two of the Soil Association’s annual conference called for farmers to be at the heart of agricultural research and innovation. Chaired by BBC Radio 4 Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith, the conference explored farmer led innovati...

Soil Association conference places good food firmly at the heart of the public health and schools agendas

11 October 2013

Day one of the Soil Association annual conference (9 October) brought public health and education leads from across the UK together for the first time under the banner of Good Food for All, with an unprecedented consensus that food can cut across lo...
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