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A new ground-breaking US study is one of the first to examine the cocktail of pesticides that bees consume

04 September 2013

A new US study has been released highlighting for the first time the diversity of ‘chemical cocktails’ bees are ingesting. The Soil Association is calling for urgent research into the cocktail effect of pesticides to be examined in the UK.

Trees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production, Thursday 17th October, Falkland, Fife

04 September 2013

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.

Singer Jack Johnson supports the Soil Association

03 September 2013

Folk singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson has pledged to match donations made to the Soil Association up to a total of $2,500 during his latest From Here to Now to You tour. The Soil Association will have stands at the Manchester and Birmingham gigs in S...

Farming With Trees: Three Dimensional Management for Multiple Outputs and Improved Livestock Production, Friday 18 October

02 September 2013

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...

As US court bans fake organic beauty label, Soil Association celebrates genuine products with Organic Beauty Weekend

02 September 2013

The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Weekend launches on 6 -8 September 2013 to highlight and celebrate genuine organic health and beauty products as part of Organic September. Despite calls from the Soil Association, the UK’s health and beauty ind...

Changes to the Catering Mark Standards

30 August 2013

Catering Mark holders will now be aware of changes to the Catering Mark Standards. These amendments are based on the responses to two widely-circulated consultations, which took place between December 2012 and April 2013. All Catering Mark holders w...

Volunteer Farmers Wanted for Next Farming for a Better Climate Programme

29 August 2013

The search is on for three volunteer farmers interested in saving energy and reducing costs.

Meat @ Whitmuir

27 August 2013

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...

Biochar: More than just a soil additive… EVENT POSTPONED

26 August 2013

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

Soil Association 2013 Conference now open for bookings

22 August 2013

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 ...
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