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OF&G push for policy recognition with launch of organic manifesto

OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) has published its manifesto ‘Championing organic within agricultural policy’ to highlight the key advantages of the organic approach in response to the unprecedented transitional upheaval in the farming sector.

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A new era for organic research

For over four decades the Organic Research Centre has been discovering and developing nature-friendly farming practices based on organic principles of health, ecology, fairness and care, with research findings not only benefitting the organic community,…
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BBC Countryfile on 'regenerative farming'

In the latest episode of BBC one’s flagship countryside programme Countryfile, they cover the potential for regenerative farming in the UK.

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Ecosystem service indicator survey

Help us to identify indicators that can capture the provisioning of ecosystem services by farming systems, in particular those with a focus on biodiversity, human nutrition and social well-being.

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BASIS organic farming course

BASIS organic farming course – 14 – 17 June 2022

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Cornwall Agroecology Meet-up: Community, diversity and seeds

Local social to bring together people from our local agroecology community; to connect, share ideas and seeds! Building on interest from the Landworkers Alliance Winter Social in December and Kernow Real Farming Conference in January…
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Shimpling Park Farm visit, Suffolk

Shimpling Park Farm is mixed with 650 hectares of arable land and 1,000 New Zealand Romney breeding ewes on Hanslope series chalky boulder clay. They farm an additional 980 hectares under farm management contracts and all the farms are managed organically. They grow…
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Swillington Organic Farm visit

Swillington Organic Farm is a 400-acre organic mixed farm in Leeds, with beef sucklers, sheep, pigs, vegetables and poultry. All of the farm's produce is sold directly to the public through farmers markets, online meat boxes, farmshop and CSA schemes. They also have…
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Including diverse leys in arable rotations

New Practice Abstract written by Katie Bliss and Mark Measures as part of the DiverIMPACTS project. Bliss K, Measures M (2022) Including diverse leys in arable rotations. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6241557 Problem Leguminous leys are a cornerstone…
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The wonders of woodchip

Join Ben Raskin for this webinar to discover how to source, manage and efficiently use woodchip to improve your growing on small-scale farms. About this event Woodchip and mulches are underused tools in small-scale farming…
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