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.
Growing Livelihoods is a partnership project between the Carnegie UK Trust, Plunkett Foundation and the Land Settlement Association Charitable Trust.
The new centre is sited at the side of the woodland strip beside the vegetable garden. It is called The Orchard and welcomes groups, both adult and students, for residential visits.
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.
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
Experts from the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) have explored different aspects of the quality and sustainability of organic and conventional food in a new dossier.
3 organisations came together for the first time to focus on support for small producers.
Groundspring Network and WWOOF UK are trialling a gathering where new entrant and aspiring farmers/growers can meet established WWOOF host producers.
Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre and the Soil Association team up to offer organic modules within the college’s range of undergraduate qualifications.