Symphony of The Soil film showing at Growing Well – 21st April, bicycle -powered

Acclaimed film – Symphony of The Soil, features our own Dr Julia Cooper amongst others who are passionate about soil and  its effect on the rest of life on earth....

Perspectives on the GM Debate and Herbicide-Use Implications for Antibiotic Resistance

Last week, the World Health Organization’s IARC declared that glyphosate ‘probably causes cancer’, drawing strong responses from pro and anti GM groups alike. As the debate over GM crops and pesticide use persists...

IARC Reviews Cancer Risk of Five Common Organophosphate Pesticides

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) met in March of this year to assess the carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malation, diazinon and glyphosate and released a summary of...

Events on the Leven Catchment, N Yorkshire in March and April 2015

  Dr Julia Cooper will be taking part in one of a series of on-farm events in the Leven catchment, focussing on soil management. 10.30am until 2.00pm on Tuesday 24thMarch...

Video Re-Cap of the Quality of Organic Food Q&A Session

Back in November, Professor Carlo Leifert hosted a Question and Answer session about the quality of organic food study as part of NEFG’s Celebration of Potatoes. The session began with...

Advanced Training Partnership Workshop on Low Input beef, sheep and dairy 21st April at Nafferton Farm

  2 day event includes farm visit – Location: near Stocksfield, Northumberland. The benefits of low input ruminant production systems can include reduced costs, reduced environmental pressure and the potential...

4 day commercial organic grower’s course, near Manchester, Spring 2015

The Kindling Trust are organising a course is aimed specifically at people interested in becoming commercial growers, with the aim of supporting them on to the start of the farming ladder...

Agriculture Without Weed Control – Seminar 26th April Emerson College

Tablehurst Farm is organising a soil seminar with German lecturer Hartmut Heilmann on 26th  April at Emerson College (in English of course), 09:30 to 16:00 . This will be interesting...

Strategies to Improve Fertiliser Efficiency and Save £s on Your Farm – Cover Crops, Precision Farming and More… Thursday 19th March

Catchment Sensitive Farming in conjunction with Landbridge, Newcastle University and the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group are hosting a free workshop on cover crops, precision farming and more! Featuring contributions from...

SAC Consulting and Cumbria Organics Focus meeting at Slack House Farm

SAC Consulting and Cumbria Organics held  a focus meeting on 24th February at Slack House Farm, Gilsland, Cumbria, CA8 7DB The meeting  looked at what the changes in CAP reform mean...