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Emerson College - where WWOOF began - needs an organic Kitchen Manager and Cook

Kitchen Manager and Cook required for adult education college and conference venue in Sussex countryside (Emerson College)

We are looking for someone with at least two years cooking experience with a particular interest in vegetarian dishes and organic produce, including soups, salads and desserts in different styles and cuisines.


GM and the Government

GeneWatch UK, who are concerned with the ethics and risks of genetic engineering, have produced the following paper which includes information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The paper is called "The UK Government and the GM Industry: colluding to promote GM crops and foods, undermine consumer choice and ignore environmental harm". We've attached it here as it might be of interest to some of our members.


Opportunity in West Wales (nr Tenby) - nursery garden.

Looking for a lifestyle change?
Opportunity for individual or couple who may like to start a small nursery garden in a beautiful setting in Pembrokeshire (nr Tenby). Beautiful surroundings, accommodation available. Initial visit important. If this appeals to you, please contact me on 01834 810157 or 07977 210250 or


Job Vancancy with Manchester Veg People

The Manchester Veg People Co-operative (A co-operative of local organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality all grown within 50 miles of Manchester city centre) has secured some funding to employ a sales/customer service person.

The part time post will involve talking to chefs and building up relationships with buyers, direct sales and making social media updates.

The deadline has just been extended to Tuesday the 22nd of April, 9am.


The Soil Association looks for new apprentices and hosts for their Future Growers scheme.

Training the next generation

The Soil Association Future Growers scheme is looking for more host farms to train up the next generation of organic growers. The scheme now offers six month placements for trainees as well as our proven two year placements for apprentices.

We find that host farms reap real benefits from committed and passionate staff who bring fresh ideas and energy into your business. You get to pass on your skills and knowledge and play a valuable role in helping to train our future growers.