Eliot Coleman UK tour

January 5, 2019

  Eliot Coleman has over 50 years experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is…

ELC announces Open Days for smallholder applicants at Arlington

October 6, 2018

In case you missed the news last Friday the application process to become smallholders on our 7.5 hectare site in Arlington, East Sussex is now OPEN, hurrah! Check out this page…

Organic sector calls for much clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms

October 6, 2018

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the…

Organic Congress 15th/16th November 2018 at Dunchurch

November 15, 2018

The UK Organic Congress 2018 is a unique event organised jointly by leading organic organisations aimed at all involved in or interested in the business of organic food and farming.

The death of Peter Melchett is a sad loss to all who knew him

September 5, 2018

He will be missed by the organic and anti-GM movements, his colleagues at the Soil Association, and the whole spectrum of environmental groups. The thoughts and condolences of the OGA…

Planning success for Ecological Land Cooperative’s Arlington site

September 4, 2018

ELC have announced that they have been granted temporary permission by Wealden District Council to create three affordable smallholdings for new entrant farmers on their site in Arlington, East Sussex….

Dean Organic Fund interest free loans

September 4, 2018

The second round of applications for the interest-free Dean Organic Fund loans, with a closing date of Monday 17th September 2018, has now opened. The Dean Organic Fund was established…

Emergency authorisation granted for copper for blight control

September 4, 2018

The AHDB published their Emergency Authorisation for the use of the copper oxychloride product Cuprokylt on 1 June. This allowed Organic Control Bodies to issue derogations to use this, and…

A New Product Label Promises a Higher Standard for Organic Food in the USA

July 10, 2018

The Real Organic Project has been created to help educate and connect those who care about organic farming. “Our mission is to grow people’s understanding of traditional organic values and…

Trees on farms essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post Brexit

July 9, 2018

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period according to a report launched today (12 June) by the Woodland Trust and Soil Association. Government support for farmer-led…