The 8th AGM of the Organic Growers Alliance took place at Brookthorpe Village Hall near Stroud on 21st March 2015 hosted by Mark Harrison of Stroud Community Agriculture.
A network of European WWOOF organisations have been toiling over the last year to develop a free online learning guide for the 30,000 or so young adults who volunteer each year to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings across Europe.
New figures released from the Soil Association today (15 September 2015) reveal steady growth in organic sales since August 2014 whilst sales of non-organic continue to fall (Nielsen, 52 weeks to 15 August 2015).
The Fresh Start Land Enterprise Centre has announced that Land Partnership Workshops are to take place throughout England and Wales to introduce an exciting new innovation in Land Partnerships.
The new Organic Action Plan for Scotland is of relevance to all those with an interest in any aspect of food, its production, or its impact on environment and society (regardless of whether the food is organic or not).
Just Growth is a new funding programme designed to encourage the growth of community based food and farming projects.
On 1 and 2 December, TP Organics will organise the Organic Innovation Days in Brussels. One of the main aims of the event is to demonstrate the innovation potential of the organic food and farming sector.
Growing Livelihoods is a partnership project between the Carnegie UK Trust, Plunkett Foundation and the Land Settlement Association Charitable Trust.
ORC is seeking members for this innovative group and they explain their thinking on their website (http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/?i=articles.php&art_id=775&go=Infor
The new study, “The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification” undertaken by the Organic Research Centre with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, was commissioned by the inter-agency Land Use Policy Group (LUPG) and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural Resources Wales.