The community food growers network is a ‘group of groups’ actively engaged in growing food plants and supporting others to grow food, in healthy, sustainable ways. We focus on connecting, cooperating and supporting each other, within and beyond our neighbourhoods. Our members are based across London.
We aim to increase community food growing activity through education,
You may already be aware that Defra has launched a consultation seeking views on how England should implement the next round of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) for 2015 to 2020. This consultation will be of interest to farmers, land managers, rural businesses and those working in the rural economy or with a role in environment management. The consultation will close on November 28, 2013.
WWOOF UK has been delighted to see a new initiative get off to a great start. With a desire to promote more local WWOOFing - earlier this week 220 volunteers within a 50 mile radius of Todmorden, West Yorkshire were invited to WWOOF in their own backyard. Places for the special weekend are filling fast making us think we have uncovered a real need. It seems particularly popular amongst new WWOOFers and those with responsibilities who can't get away for long. Anyone interested in kick starting local WWOOFing in their area? Contact Amanda Pearson on firstname.lastname@example.org
In late January the Organic Research Centre will be hosting it's annual Organic Producers Conference at Aston Business School in Birmingham, please look below or click on this link for more details - http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/?i=events.php&event_id=240
ORC 2014 Organic Producers' Conference
22 January 2014 to 23 January 2014
Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET
Intensive Sustainability or Sustainable Intensification - which way forward for organic farming?
Bosavern Community farm formed when Cornwall Council decided, in 2009, to sell the farm and buildings. Some individuals from the local community rallied others and secured the money to buy the farm for the community through Bosavern Community Enterprises Ltd (BCEnts) a not-for-profit community organisation set up in 2011. We are very proud they are WWOOF hosts and here are some stats from them...