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

Dyfed Permaculture Farm and Scythe Cymru

Dyfed Permaculture Farm and Scythe Cymru

By Michelle Lainé Dyfed Permaculture Farm was founded in 1996. The 28 acre farm includes 6 acres of traditional wildflower meadow, permanent pasture, allotments, woods and gardens, all farmed by hand using traditional tools such as the scythe. We also have a...

WWOOFing as a post-school remedy

WWOOFing as a post-school remedy

by Amelie Flora Harper-Stanford My name is Amelie, I am nineteen. I live in Forest Row, Sussex, where I enjoy going on walks and navigating the day with my local community. I am a big creative and I value the region of the planet that I have grown up in. I love...

Forging ahead

Forging ahead

By Greg Klaes of Forge Farm / Clattercote Wharf My late wife Kate and I bought 2 hectares along the Oxford Canal where there was a canal loading wharf and several derelict 18th century barns in the early 1980’s. Sarah, our daughter, was three when we moved our...

Orchard Blossom Day

Orchard Blossom Day

By Adam Cade Orchard Blossom Day is a new annual event in recognition of the beauty, bounty and biodiversity of orchard fruit trees. It encourages orchard groups and managers to organise Orchard Blossom events during their own blossom time, perhaps as a seasonal...