organic news

Mar 2, 2015

Many of you may already know that the Soil Association provides a daily media digest by e-mail with the intention of keeping you up-to-date with latest news and issues related to organic food and farming. It’s free and you can subscribe to it using: action.soilassociation.org/page/s/todaysnews. Our editor signed up a few months ago, has been informed and interested by many of the items and would love to know whether you think it provides information that’s of interest to WWOOF UK’s members. Please use editor@wwoof.org.uk to tell her. 

A new issue of The Land – that beautifully presented ‘occasional magazine about land rights’ – has recently been published. It is, as always, packed full of well-written articles on a range of subjects with an emphasis in this edition on the question of rising human population. To order a copy online use: www.thelandmagazine.org.uk 

During April to June Emerson College is planning to run three new short courses. They are workshops and are ‘open to anyone with an interest in organic, sustainable or biodynamic ways of growing food, caring for our environment and community, or in the way we educate and care for each other’. For more detailed information use: www.emerson.org.uk/shortcourses

Opportunity: Start your own small dairy

Opportunity: Start your own small dairy

Start your own biodynamic small dairy on the Inner Hebrides with help setting-up from wonderful WWOOF hosts. We have created a biodynamic farm on the inner Hebridean Island of Lismore, 38 acres. We have been here 13 years now and our cattle are ready to move up a...

New beginnings: first time WWOOFing in Wales

New beginnings: first time WWOOFing in Wales

By Joel Rouse WWOOFing in Pembrokeshire was like being in another world despite being only 235 miles from where I live and work as a photographer and part-time travel blogger. London is home, and I work on Whitehall - one of London's tourist hotspots, topped and...

Growing Roots in the Local Organic Farming Scene

Growing Roots in the Local Organic Farming Scene

By Aurora Moxon Hello, I’m Aurora, a thirty-two-year-old who is happiest in a pair of muddy wellies harvesting apples for scrumpy making, sowing veg for the year ahead and learning hands-on how to make cheese. If my hands aren’t covered in soil, scrumpy or curds, then...