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Nourish Scotland's Making a Living from Local Food programme 2017

Nourish Scotland are inviting applications to take part in their 'Making a Living from Local Food' programme. 

Now in its second year, the programme offers mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to 15-20 aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland. The programme runs for 7 months from June - December 2017.


Land Skills Day - June 10th

Building on the success of last year's first ever Land Skills Day, Landworkers' Alliance (LWA) are offering another opportunity to find out how to run your own successful land based business.

Sessions to include:

Pedro Brace, Tinkers Bubble: Working with horses, logging and carting.

Lynne Davis, Street Goat: How to set up a goat CSA.


Programme Manager Job - Action For Conservation.

Action for Conservation is a UK charity with a mission to create the next generation of nature conservationists and seeking to hire a Programme Manager.

Action for Conservation is founded upon the principle that young conservation professionals who are working in the field are best placed to inspire and motivate young people to consider a career in conservation. 


Project Development & Membership Coordinator: P/T Paid Job.

Land Workers’ Alliance – Project Development and Membership Coordinator

The Land Workers’ Alliance are recruiting a Project Development and Membership Coordinator to help build the membership of the LWA and develop our organisational capacity. This role will also work alongside existing staff and the coordinating group to support our campaigning, lobbying and media work.



Buckwheat For Couch Control: Field Lab, Cirencester

Buckwheat for couch control field lab: 2pm Friday 24th February 2017 Abbey Home Farm Cirencester

This field lab for Organic Growers Association (OGA) and Land Workers Alliance (LWA) members will attempt to evaluate the potential for buckwheat (and maybe other crops) to reduce couch grass infestations in horticultural rotations. Anecdotal evidence has shown buckwheat to work well within the rotation at Abbey Home Farm (AHF). Can it be built into rotations to reduce the couch grass burden on farms?