The Organic Research Centre’s Participatory Research Network is seeking members to engage in a process of developing and implementing on-farm research ideas and projects. Full details of what is on offer can be found on the PRN page of the ORC website (home page - http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/). This initiative links to the Duchy Originals Farming Futures project led by the Soil Association as well as drawing in information from the wide range of research projects currently underway at ORC and elsewhere.
The Sarvari Research Trust (http://www.sarvari-trust.org/) are looking for funding to get a new blight resistant potato cultivar through the National Listing, so please help support them and publicise this widely. This is such important non-GM work! Here is a link to the funding page - www.buzzbnk.org/ProjectDetails.aspx
From January 2012 biodynamic farming and horticulture can be learned on the Internet, according to the web-site of Biodynamic Agricultural College in Sussex, UK. The Distance Learning course is aimed at people who are working in a land-based profession: farmers and growers just as much as back-yard gardeners, vineyard managers, organic and biodynamic accreditation inspectors, etc.
We're really excited about our Summer newsletter. It contains an article about WWOOF's beginnings from founder Sue Coppard. This article is part of a detailed internet interview with journalist Meg Pier. You can read the full interview at http://www.viewfromthepier.com/peertopier/sue-coppard-wwoof/
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