Do you want to be a Farmer? Intro Evening & Autumn Commercial Horticulture Course

The Kindling Trust are serious about getting more people into growing organic food commercially, and we are looking to support people who are serious about doing it too! They are offering a package that is completely unique in the UK – with a route into farming via a four day course that covers all the key areas for setting up and running an organic food growing enterprise, from finances and record-keeping to soil fertility and field-scale veg production. Read more about the course and how … [Continue reading...]

Another great trip up Snowdon!

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Snowdon Vegan Party 2014-aVegan Organic Network fund raiser. Izaak, Danny, Cherry and Zaina and myself travelled to Snowdon, stopping off at Llanfairfechan , where we splashed around in the sea and had some chips. It is an easy journey from Manchester only about two hours without a stop. We … [Continue reading...]

Latest Growing Green magazine now available

The Summer issue of VON's magazine GROWING GREEN INTERNATIONAL is now out (issue 33!) - available for free to members in both paper and electronic format. If you have yet joined VON click here and get your copy sent out now. Issue 33 includes articles on the distinction between veganic & … [Continue reading...]

Mulberry Fayre at Tolhurst Organic – this weekend! (Aug 3rd)

Mulberry Fayre at Hardwick 3 August 2014, 12 noon – 5pm This week Government’s “Great Food Plan” is about judging food on basis of locality seasonality and quality - as well as price. Tolhurst Organic is a Community Interest Company offering local seasonal and quality food to local … [Continue reading...]

Help sought in Cheshire at Oakcroft

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Oakcroft is looking for some local volunteers to help out in the market garden. This could involved physical work in the garden, with the market stalls, and administrative support from someone who might be willing to set up and run a volunteer programme … [Continue reading...]