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How we can have nature – and eat it

28 May 2010

Historically, habitats of the greatest value for wildlife were largely the by-product of farming decisions. It is a recent phenomenon that farming has been able to eliminate wildlife and use land as a feedstock for an industrial process. As a result...

Altius, Citius, Longius [higher, faster, farther]

28 May 2010

Professor Robb wrote the Editorial Notes for the January 1964 edition of Mother Earth in the interregnum between the death of Jorian Jenks, the journal’s editor since 1946, and the appointment of Robert Waller. What follows below is an abridged vers...

Organic farming under challenge

25 May 2010

While organic agriculture has a key role to play in meeting the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century, it is hindered by an elaborate framework of standards and certification procedures. How well is organic farming positioned to meet these ch...

Promoting Scotland's finest at the Royal Highland Show

25 May 2010

Soil Association Scotland is hoping to promote Scotland's finest organic products at its stand at the Roal Highland Show on 24-27 June 2010.

Push for organic milk hits second phase

21 May 2010

The Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative has signed up TV presenter Kate Humble for the new phase of its £2 million campaign to promote organic milk.

New climate change case study available: Balkemback Farm in Angus

20 May 2010

Soil Association Scotland is producing a series of case studies, under its Climate Change Programme, to highlight how individual farmers are meeting the challenges of climate change – and to encourage other farmers to consider what they can do to ad...

Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2010

20 May 2010

Now in their 22nd year, the Soil Association's Organic Food Awards showcase the very best in quality organic food and drink - and highlight the imaginative and successful way in which individuals and companies are contributing to the resurgence in or...

Managing livestock in a changing climate

20 May 2010

This course took place on 20 May 2010 on Glensaugh Farm. The technical session in the morning included presentations from John Vipond, Johnny Mackay & David Ross. Topics included improving productivity and efficiency through health and diet, selecti...

Arable farm walk near Wimborne, Dorest (17 June)

10 May 2010

Organic and non-organic arable producers are invited to a free technical farm walk on Thursday 17 June 2010 in Dorset to compare organic and non-organic arable systems and rotations.

Nick Rebbeck

30 April 2010

Nick Rebbeck, organic farmer and founder of Learning on the Farm, died on 23 April after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
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