New Soil Association report calls for horticulture sector to inspire millennials

July 9, 2018

Work needs to start now to inspire young people to take up careers in horticulture and reduce agriculture’s reliance on migrant labour in the face of Brexit, according to a…

Conversations about organic must change if sector’s opportunities are to be realised, says OF&G chief

July 9, 2018

The organic sector needs to change the way it engages with farmers, consumers and policy makers if the huge opportunities offered by the sector are to be taken more seriously….

Soil health toolkit for growers marks three years of GREATsoils project

July 9, 2018

Online how-to guides with practical advice from growers on testing and improving soil health are among a toolkit of resources available following the end of the Soil Association’s three-year involvement…

The Landworkers’ Alliance launch plan to boost UK’s post-Brexit horticulture production!

March 31, 2018

The Landworkers’ Alliance and Growing Communities​ today launch their “Horticultural Renewal Programme”, a series of practical proposals, accompanied by illustrative case studies, for a scheme to dramatically increase local fruit…

Defra is consulting on future agricultural policy post-Brexit

March 30, 2018

Everyone should respond as this is important. Health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit is the title of the Open Consultation from…

Government urged to commit to expanding organic food and farming to ensure a Green Brexit

March 14, 2018

The English Organic Forum has written to Environment Secretary of State Michael Gove highlighting that the UK is lagging behind its major European competitors in the development of organic food…

“Where’s the detail?” Government commitment to soil recovery is challenged by campaigners and experts.

March 14, 2018

Expert stakeholders have given a cautious welcome to the government’s ambition to achieve “sustainably managed soils” by 2030 but… Expert stakeholders have given a cautious welcome to the government’s ambition…

New measures to help farmers and growers in the food supply chain

February 17, 2018

Government announces a range of measures including compulsory milk contracts and £10m collaboration fund to provide greater security for farmers. A ‘collaboration fund’ of up to £10 million has been announced…

Ryton Gardens for sale? Garden Organic trustees are looking at all options for the site.

February 13, 2018

A Save Ryton Gardens website has been set up and Five Acre CSA has submitted a tender. In September 2017 the Garden Organic trustees sent out a letter with The…

The 11th OGA AGM – a time for change

February 12, 2018

The OGA launches a consultation on a future vision and issues a call for new blood for the committee. A vision for the future direction and activity of the OGA…