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Fair income for fair food; solidarity payments for CSA farms. Webinar recorded July 2022

CSA growers work hard to grow food, but this isn’t always reflected in their wages. Perhaps there is another way of doing things? Enjoy and learn from this webinar recording. Food solidarity and access to food for all is something many CSAs and small-scale farms aspire to address. However, it’s... Read More...
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Seed Banks & Libraries: Preserving and Accessing Biodiversity – Webinar

Seed banks and seed libraries play an important role in both conserving our heritage and ensuring our future. With the huge decline in both our native flora and vegetable cultivars, as well as the reality of climate change, it is now more important than ever that we conserve and protect... Read More...
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The Grain Chain: Arable Crops in Market Gardens – Webinar

A resurgent interest in all things grain has presented opportunities for market gardeners to diversify their cropping and try something new. Many growers will be familiar with sowing grains as a green manure but taking a crop to full term is a different proposition. Tune in to hear a few... Read More...
Mentoring funding in Scotland

Thinking about starting a Community Supported Agriculture Project (CSA) in Scotland?

Thanks to the Pebble Trust, we have some funding available to support mentoring for both established and would-be CSAs in Scotland. This funding is limited. If you’d like to visit an established CSA and get expert advice from a mentor, please apply here. Read More...
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Green Manures for no-till market gardens – Webinar

This webinar set out to address how we can better incorporate green manures into organic no-dig or min-till vegetable systems. Green manures are a very important part of organic vegetable systems but often under-used in no-dig or minimum tillage situations. They can be perceived as difficult to handle and kill... Read More...
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What is CSA?

In the UK, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) takes many forms, with many model variations. The diversity of CSA reflects that CSA farms have grown from grassroots initiatives. As a result, individuals find their way to address the challenges of food production rather than following the set model. However, all share... Read More...
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People’s Health Trust – Active Communities Fund

If your reason for starting a CSA is to help people’s health then the People’s Health Trust may have some funding to help you. Here is an explanation of what they fund: “The People’s Health Trust is a charity addressing health inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales. They work to... 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...
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1200 Acres of Regenerative Agroecological Farms for South Wales

Imagine taking up all those small pockets of land on farms that don’t get used and putting them to good use by a new generation of farmers and growers. A new ambitious project has been launched in Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons to do just that over the next 10... 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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UK Fibre Industry Unpicked: Could You Grow Your Own Clothes? – Webinar

UK Fibre Industry Unpicked: Could You Grow Your Own Clothes? Landworkers’ Alliance webinar from April 27th 2022 focussing on UK fibre and textile industry. Hosted by Robyn Minogue, guest speakers Emma Hague, Rosie Bristow and Sofi Thanhauser. Read More...
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Starting up a CSA – Step by step through 12 years

There aren’t many CSA’s that have been running for 12 years in the UK. Chagfood in Devon was started by Ed Hamer and it’s rightly seen as a successful example of the CSA model here in the UK. Ed recently delivered a presentation taking the audience through the establishment, development... Read More...
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Governance for your CSA

Are you trying to work out how to set up your CSA? However you look at it, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm project is a business. Somewhere along the line, you have to get your business head on and work out how this thing is going to work. Like... Read More...
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The Wonders of Woodchip

Woodchip and mulches are underused tools in small-scale farming and have the potential to bring huge benefits to your growing enterprise without costing the planet.  In this video, Ben talks about how woodchip can be used as a natural mulch for weed suppression, as a growing medium for propagating plants,... Read More...
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DIY peat-free growing media – Webinar

Webinar on how to create your own peat-free growing media for plant-raising. As growers we need to move away from using peat for propagation, but buying in can be expensive and not always as reliable as it should be. An alternative is to make up our own mixes using ‘recipes.’... Read More...
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Our Seeds Are Our Stories 2 – Seed Week Special

For many of us, our connection to seeds runs much deeper than just the practicalities of food production. Our seeds represent hard work, the growing season to come, and belief that we can build a better future. The journeys seeds take and the challenges they face are reflections of our... Read More...
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Composting for small farms – a Masterclass with Nicky Scott – Webinar

Nicky Scott, aka Dr Compost, talks about all things composting for small farms and market gardens in this masterclass webinar from the CSA Network UK. Get practical tips and learn the science behind the perfect heap in this video – part of the Farming the Future series. Read More...
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Cultivating a healthy work culture on your farm – Webinar

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