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Community Food Growers Network is recruiting a Network Coordinator

*CFGN Network Coordinator*

*About CFGN *

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

We aim to increase community food growing activity through education,

Defra CAP reform consulations

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.


First 75 tickets sold for the Oxford Real Farming Conference

    The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) - Has 25 Early Bird tickets left.  This year ORFC - Building the Renaissance - tickets are sold on a sliding scale - ticket prices increase the more are sold.

The first 100 tickets are available at only £15 for both days of the conference. These are almost gone now and ticket prices will then increase.

So visit our booking page now to make sure you get one.

Also don't forget to buy tickets for the rest of the conference at the same time.


Think global, WWOOF local

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


ORC 2014 Organic Producers' Conference

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 -


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?


100th WWOOF volunteer in 3 years at Bosavern Community Farm

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...

WWOOF statistics.