Hi I have land near Totnes that I would like to rent out (long term) to people who would like to live a low impact lifestyle and grow food, etc. I am a herbalist, and 1 of my students is keen to set up a medicinal garden on the land. There is also a salad business I am happy to pass onto whoever rents the land. There is space for 3 more individuals /couples. I am looking for experienced growers, able to work with others, keen on involving volunteers from the local community, and willing to apply for grants.
Stroud Community Agriculture is a 50-acre biodynamic CSA farming on two sites in Gloucestershire. We have been established now for 10 years and provide meat and vegetables for our 190 members. Please see our website at www.StroudCommunityAgriculture.org .
On March 3rd 2013 the inaugural annual general meeting of the international farming organization La Via Campesina UK will be held at Ruskin Mill Farm, Gloucestershire, marking the launch of the organisation’s first UK-wide co-ordination. La Via Campesina was founded in 1993 to represent the rights of small-scale traditional food producers around the world. Today the organisation represents more than 200 million farmers, growers, pastoralists and fishermen and campaigns for their rights to be recognised by national and international policies.
Ways forward for those who depend on plants for their livelihood
The Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) supported by the University of Sheffield and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network are organising a network building, knowledge-sharing meeting in Sheffield on Wednesday March 6th 2013. This meeting will be one of the first of its kind bringing together practising organic growers and members of the research community.
Inspired by a similar contest last year by WWOOF Canada (and with a really lovely example video) WWOOF Sweden want to invite those who have been WWOOFing in Sweden to show off their talents, and maybe win a prize! Some details below or here is a link to the website - http://www.wwoof.se/about/video-contest/.
The New Agriculture: A New Generation with New Ideas.
Can we really carry on with farming as it is? Can we be content with high-tech agribusiness, financed by debt? Who in this present world (especially among farmers!) can really feel happy about the future? And is it really the case that “there is no alternative”?