organic news

May 29, 2016

There’s a new road movie from the Access to Land partnership. The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food in England, through various European countries in his quest of accessing land for agroecological farming.

The Farnham community food project is actually in search of land and Gavin discovers that this is far from an isolated problem! All over Europe the difficulty to find suitable and affordable land is posing a great barrier to the development of sustainable and often small-scale agriculture. His mentor, Rachel Harries from the Soil Association, links Gavin up to the Access to Land network and the journey is on its way. The film lasts for thirty-four minutes and provides insights into the contexts and approaches of civil society initiatives from various countries in Europe regarding access to land – and much, much more. www.accesstoland.eu/film-Land-for-our-food 

Horticulture Week recently reported on Soil Association findings that indicate bees can be exposed to more pesticides from contaminated wildflowers than from crops on farms. The report showed 97 per cent of the neonicotinoids brought back to honeybee hives in pollen could come from wildflowers – not oilseed rape.
For more detail: http://goo.gl/PbTEwg 

National Organic Combinable Crops 2016
7 July 2016

The 2016 National Organic Combinable Crops event will be hosted by Richard Morris at Wimpole Hall estate, in Cambridgeshire

See this video on the advance planning for the event https://youtu.be/t9OE9jH8vnI

More at www.organicfarmers.org.uk 

Agricology Open Day at Daylesford
28 June 2016

Inaugural Agricology Open Day at Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire.
Farm tour and gathering of partners and experts

More at http://goo.gl/EZO9ve

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