Farming the Next Generation

Wed, 03/18/2015
The Greenhorns
The Greenhorns and America’s new agrarian spirit, Wed 22nd April
6.30pm, Britons Protection, Manchester City Centre. £3.00 incl. hot soup and fresh bread from Unicorn Grocery. Please book in advance!
Join us as we welcome the director of acclaimed documentary The Greenhorns to explore America’s new farmers’ movement and what we can learn from it. 

TestCroppers' News

Wed, 03/18/2015
2015 TestCroppers
Brand new TestCropper Steph tells us how it's going down on the farm

FarmStart Abbey Leys is a one-of-a-kind initiative, offering a low-risk environment in which new organic growers can develop and test their growing skills, business plans and marketing strategies, plus access a training programme, certified organic land, packing and tool storage facilities, and peer support. It’s based at Abbey Leys organic farm, near Knutsford in Cheshire.

Feeding Stockport - feeding a city the sustainable way

Mon, 12/22/2014
Feeding Stockport Christmas Newletter
A roundup of Feeding Stockport's first year

Stockport is part of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, and through Feeding Stockport, was one of only 6 cities/regions in the UK chosen to receive funding through the programme.

Below is a roundup of some of the projects Feeding Stockport was involved with in 2014, its first year. 

Growing Livelihoods: FarmStart 2015

Wed, 02/04/2015
New faces, new ideas and LOADS of potential!

As we embark on our third year of FarmStart-ing, things are looking pretty exciting. We’ve got a brand new co-ordinator in the form of experienced organic grower Alex Firman; four new TestCroppers; and some major improvements to the programme that’ll not only benefit our FarmStarters but also the other projects nationally that are supporting new farmers and growers.

Oxford Real Farming Conference

Mon, 01/26/2015
Oxford Real Farming Conference Session
There is no better way to start your farming year than at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

There is no better way to start your farming year than at the Oxford Real Farming Conference. The event, held in the first week of this month, consisted of two inspiring and energising days of socialising and hearing from all sorts of speakers involved in the UK’s new agricultural renaissance.

The Oxford Real Farming Conference coincided with the famous Oxford Farming Conference and aimed to counterbalance the latter’s free market ethos and ‘sustainable intensification’ agenda.


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