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CSA Network UK AGM 2023 in Bristol

The first weekend of October saw a group of CSA Network UK staff and board members together with CSAs new and old – and some not even started yet – come together at St. Werburghs City Farm in Bristol for a beautiful two days of deep talking, sharing and visiting... Read More...
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Perennial Green Manures Webinar – Wednesday 15th Nov. 2023 19:30-20:30 GMT

Webinar Wed, 15 Nov 2023 19:30 – 20:30 GMT Speaker: Clo Ward: Clo (Chloe) Ward is currently the researcher for the Perennial Green Manures project, run by Ecodyfi. See https://www.dyfibiosphere.wales/perennial-green-manures for more on the project. Perennial green manures are fertilisers made from the nitrogen-rich leaves of trees, shrubs and perennial... Read More...
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Scottish Gathering Report

Thirty people attended our recent Scottish gathering on The Black Isle near Inverness on the 16th and 17th of September which was generously supported by The Pebble Trust. Sessions on Food System Resilience and Economic Resilience were especially well received.  It was inspiring to connect with others and hear about... Read More...
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Futureproofing CSA – Growing Resilience – 10 years of CSA – 7th and 8th October in Bristol

In our small sector of the farming world, we’re facing times of extremes and uncertainty. An array of economic and climactic factors beyond our control make running a CSA more challenging. But that doesn’t mean we can’t limit the impact of external pressures on our lives. Because of the increasing... Read More...
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Navigating the Community Ownership Fund for Land Stewardship – Free Webinar

Are you part of a land-based project working for social and environmental goals and needing support for your long-term finances? Shared Assets are running a free webinar to empower groups and social enterprises with insights on accessing grants and securing long-term stewardship models for land. The webinar will discuss the... Read More...
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Scottish CSA and Small Farm Gathering – 16-17th September on The Black Isle, Inverness

This gathering is your opportunity to connect with other growers, farmers and land workers in Scotland. We have teamed up with the Organic Growers Alliance and Land Workers’ Alliance for this event. The weekend will include talks and time for socialising, with tours of Glachbeg Croft and Knockfarrel Produce CSA. The... Read More...
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CSA Start-up and Scaling-up, a two-day intensive training course in September 2023.

CSA Network UK is pleased to announce that Ed Hamer will host his 10th ‘CSA Start-up and Scaling-up,’ two-day intensive training course on the 9th and 10th of September 2023 at his farm in Chagford, Devon. This course will build on the first-hand experience Ed has gained in establishing his... Read More...
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Bringing your Land to Life Lecture – Groundswell 2023 – 2-3 pm – The Breakout Tent.

Ben Raskin and Oli Rodker How landowners could diversify and benefit through CSA. Are you going to Groundswell 2023? Are you a landowner, or are you interested in starting up a CSA? If so, be in the Breakout Tent between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 28th June.  This... Read More...
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Webinar on The new Genetic Technology Act – 10th May 2023

The new Genetic Technology Act is now law in the UK; however, a huge amount of safety regulations have been removed, such as labelling, traceability, ongoing monitoring, and environmental, health and safety assessments. The bill extends beyond the usual agricultural crops into a far wider range of plants, farmed animals,... Read More...
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Irrigation – A ‘downloadable’ guide and Webinar for new growers by Pete Dollimore

Written by small-scale growing irrigation expert Pete Dollimore, this guide is designed to complement the series of courses that Pete is running on our behalf. Funded by Farming the Future and run with the Organic Growers Alliance and The Gaia Foundations Seed Sovereignty project, this series of webinars are perfect... Read More...
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Webinar – Real-life Irrigation Stories – Tuesday 25th April 7-8:30 pm

Join three experienced growers: Pete Dollimore, Iain Tolhurst and Dan Larke, as they share stories of irrigation systems they have known, loved, created and despised throughout their time as growers. This webinar leads on from the session last week to look at the application of irrigation knowledge in the field.... Read More...
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Universal Basic Income For Farmers? A campaign discussion; have your say.

UBI4FARMERS is a campaign in the early stages of connecting farmers across the country to discuss the idea of a Universal Basic Income for Farmers, Farmworkers and Food Producers in the UK to help strengthen the food system. They hope to encourage farmers, farmworkers and food producers from all backgrounds... Read More...
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The Art of Invitation Online Course for growers, farmers and seed savers

Last few places – starts next week! The Art of Invitation explores creative ways of engaging communities in the ecological, cultural, and social challenges of our time. These workshops offer new, creative tools for change that can be used as resources for you and your projects, groups, communities, and organisations. ... Read More...

The East of England CSA Gathering – 25th September 2022 – Report

We had a great day at the wonderful Oak Tree Farm outside Ipswich for our East of England CSA Gathering. Experienced CSA’ers shared their expertise and top tips. CSA newcomers asked some brilliant questions. Lucy, Ryan, Stuart and Andy from Oak Tree Farm CSA gave us a fantastic farm tour of their site,... Read More...
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East of England CSA Gathering – Sunday 25th September 2022

Sun, 25 September 2022 – 10:00 – 16:00 A meet-up space for CSAs and those thinking about starting a CSA or getting involved in one across the East of England and further afield. About this event Join us at The Oak Tree Community Farm in Ipswich for a day of... Read More...

Defra – Farming is Changing Leaflet

Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have supplied us with their latest leaflet ‘Farming is Changing.’ You can download a copy from our website here. The leaflet gives information about the long list of schemes that Defra are running at the moment. So, if you would like... Read More...

Green Manure for No-dig – Webinar – Wed. 29 June 2022 – 19:00 to 20:30

How to use green manures in no-dig or min-till growing systems Green manures are an important part of organic vegetable growing systems, However, they’re often under-used in no-dig or minimum tillage situations. They’re often seen as difficult to handle and kill (without glyphosate) so robbing growing space from cash crops. ... Read More...
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Seeds of Crisis, Movement and Liberation – Webinar Recording May 2022

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... Read More...

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