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Food Supply Chain: 1-Day Seminar

Organic food supply chains and the environment

Venue: Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 0HR

25th February 2015

10 am – 4pm

This seminar is for farmers and landowners, advisers and land agents, researchers, young people including students and apprentices and others involved in the food supply chain. It will be of interest to farmers considering conversion, as well as established organic farmers and growers and those involved in developing agricultural and environmental policy.

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Spring 2015: Commercial Organic Growers Course

This is a training opportunity from The Kindling Trust. You will be shown how to set up an organic food growing business, learning from the growers themselves. Starts this Spring - so hurry!

The Kindling Trust Kindling works towards a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and has set up a number of projects including Feeding Manchester, the Land Army, and FarmStart Manchester (an incubator farm for brand new growers)

 

 

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Permaculture courses for free!!

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) are running a number of Permaculture courses across the UK. The WEA is a charity supported by a skills funding agency contract and as such their courses are open and free to UK and EU residents in receipt of specified means tested benefits.

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New Job Vacancy at Lowimpact.org

Part-time position: IT and social media - including proof-reading and writing [experience of publishing a bonus]

Can work remotely –  Skype meetings plus occasional meetings in London.

Firstly, you’ll be liaising with potential authors, proof reading, editing and preparing books via print-on-demand (POD), with Lightning Source, and working to produce all our publications as ebooks. The aim is to produce two new books per year. Secondly – blogging, writing content for the website, and most importantly, brainstorming.

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FarmHack Event - Dorset, UK.

                                                                                           

On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2015 The Landworkers Alliance will be hosting the first ever FarmHack event outside of north America at Ruskin Mill Farm, Gloucestershire.

The event will bring together farmers, growers, fabricators, engineers and IT programmers to demonstrate and share tools, skills and

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Renovation building project - Austria

Northern Austria: a fortnight set of worskhops/ natural build festival/gathering 9th-23rd August stimulated by the need to finish renovation of a traditional stone farmhouse. The structure will be structurally sound by then, and will want to be lime /clay plastered, with rocket mass stove, dry stonewalling and straw bale and cob wall construction, clay-encased wall heating set in cob, reed mat insulation....theres loads to play with, its a great place!

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Paid Seasonal Work: Fife, Scotland

Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife.

There are vacancies for two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

On-farm accommodation available.

Applicants should be prepared to attend a 2-day working interview (food and board provided).

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