About Us

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. The OGA is place to exchange information and learn, it is an alliance that represents its members and it is a support network that draws strength from what members share.

The OGA brings together growers from across the UK, organises regular events including technical horticultural learning and produces a quarterly organic horticultural journal. Our website is a resource with technical articles written by experienced growers or researchers, and is as a platform for growers to communicate, sharing jobs, asking questions or relaying handy tips.

The OGA is a Community Interest Company run by an elected committee all of whom are volunteers. Membership is open to all actively engaged in commercial organic growing. Join the OGA today and be a part of our network!

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Meet the committee

Adam Keeves – Treasurer
Adam is a new entrant grower, and has been working on commercial farms for five years. He has just finished a growing season at Tolhurst Organics and is now undertaking a MSc in Organic Agriculture. He has a keen interest in policy and the potential of an OGA mentoring scheme.

Antonia Ineson
Antonia has been running Myreside Organics, North of Dundee, for twelve years. Prior to this she trained in biodynamic and organic agriculture in New Zealand, and gained experience on farms across Scotland, and prior to that she worked in public health for NHS Lothian. She would like the OGA to be part of making small scale organic veg production commercially viable as a part of the transformation of the UK food system.

Ben Raskin

Ellen Rignell – Membership secretary
Ellen is growing on a 2.5 acre market garden at Trill Farm in East Devon. She completed a two year apprenticeship at Trill Farm and has been working in organic horticulture for three years. She also works for the Gaia Foundation as a regional coordinator for their UK Seed Sovereignty programme. She is particularly interested in creating a mentoring scheme between new entrants and experienced growers.

Jason Horner – Ireland

Jonathan Smith

Jim Aplin
Jim has been a grower since 2000. He runs Hotchpotch Organics in Worcestershire, growing 1Ha of mixed veg and flowers most of which is sold at Stroud Farmers’ market. Jim is interested in agroforesty, and ways in which established growers and farmers can provide openings and support for new entrants.

Kate Collyns – Chair

James Smith

Tony Little – Wales

 

Read our full Articles of Association here