Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared.
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With new CSA’s and Market Garden operations starting up all over the country, the next logical step is to introduce training schemes that will provide workers to support them. Woodplumpton College down in East Sussex has put together an apprentice training scheme. The growth in this sector is essential to strengthen the UK’s food resilience. […]
Join Christian Keeve to learn more about the political ecologies, cooperative geographies, knowledge politics of seed keeping, and seed grower networks. This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming […]
Here’s an opportunity for someone to start a CSA in Flintshire, North Wales: At Sealand Rd Farm shop and glasshouses in Flintshire, North Wales we have a 10,000 sq ft greenhouse and 1 acre of outdoor ground we would like to develop for growing food. Our main business is supplying garden buildings and we would […]
OGA (Organic Growers Alliance) is delighted to be recruiting a part-time Development Officer. The three main functions of the role are to: Support the implementation of the OGA Vision and Strategic Plan Fundraise toward OGA strategy and needs Promote OGA and organic values on a regional and national level The position requires 16 hours of […]
If you’re a member of CSA Network UK, you should have received our recent email asking if you can complete our annual survey. The words you never want to hear, “can I ask you to fill in our survey?” I get it. I have an ‘anti-survey defence radar system’ in the back of my brain. […]
We’ve all heard the story of the city kid who didn’t know carrots grow in the ground or that milk came out of a cow. You would hope that things are better these days and children are taught more in schools about where their food comes from. Just knowing where your food comes from is […]
Defra are requesting input to their current consultation on banning the retail sale of peat for use in horticulture. Peat is an brilliant medium for growing plants in. It retains moisture and I’m sure that many growers (including domestic ones) would struggle to produce a decent plant without it. However, it’s also a massive storer […]
Wed, 16 March 2022 11:00 – 13:00 GMT An online workshop on engaging new members. With Charlotte Barry (Camel CSA) and Alex Horne (Essex Allotment) About this event This workshop will help starter CSAs learn the skills needed to attract and keep members of their scheme through effective marketing. The 2-hour workshop will include presentations […]
An intensive two-day training course for anyone interested in starting a Community Supported Agriculture project Location Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Sugar Well Road Meanwood Leeds LS7 2QG About this event If you are thinking about, or in the process of setting up a small scale farming business, the CSA model is worth considering. At the […]