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  • Engaging and maintaining members, and marketing your CSA – Wed. 29th June 2022 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Engaging and maintaining members, and marketing your CSA – Wed. 29th June 2022 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Members are at the core of what a CSA is. Without members, your CSA doesn’t exist. So how do you get them? Just as important, how do you keep them? Recruiting new members and keeping them happy is an issue that all CSA’s have to grapple with at some point. Without a list of customers […]


  • People’s Health Trust – Active Communities Fund

    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 ensure that where you live […]


  • Defra – Farming is Changing Leaflet

    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 to find out more about […]


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

    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.  To be more sustainable, no-dig […]


  • Business Planning & Finance Masterclass – Wed. 8th June 2022 – 9:00 am

    Business Planning & Finance Masterclass – Wed. 8th June 2022 – 9:00 am

    If your CSA is going to be a success, you need to have a plan. Growing food is reasonably straightforward. Far more complex is the business side of things. A CSA is a business like any other, and you need financial knowledge and a business plan. Leaving out the business plan is going to slow […]


  • 1200 Acres of Regenerative Agroecological Farms for South Wales

    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 years.  Ourfood1200.wales has the task […]


  • CSA in the media – BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

    CSA in the media – BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

    It’s great to see CSA getting some coverage in the media. The recent Northern Ireland CSA gathering found its way onto the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today program. Listen to Jonny Hanson of Jubilee Farm and our own Amy Luck being interviewed. 


  • Organic crop production apprenticeship at Plumpton College

    Organic crop production apprenticeship at Plumpton College

    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. […]


  • Seeds of Crisis, Movement and Liberation

    Seeds of Crisis, Movement and Liberation

    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 […]


  • CSA startup opportunity in North Wales

    CSA startup opportunity in North Wales

    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 […]


  • Organic Growers Alliance are hiring a part-time Development Officer – Closing date 22nd May 2022

    Organic Growers Alliance are hiring a part-time Development Officer – Closing date 22nd May 2022

    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 […]


  • What’s in it for you?

    What’s in it for you?

    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. […]


  • Paid to have children on your farm?

    Paid to have children on your farm?

    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 consultation – banning the retail sale of peat for horticulture

    Defra consultation – banning the retail sale of peat for horticulture

    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 […]


  • DIY peat-free growing media – Webinar

    DIY peat-free growing media – Webinar

    Watch this recent webinar all about peat and how to create your own peat-free growing media for plant-raising. As growers, we need to move away from peat as a growing medium for raising plants. Peat is a great growing medium, but its a finite source and continuing to extract it is damaging to the planet. […]


  • Could community farm ownership help UK food security?

    Could community farm ownership help UK food security?

    How a national crisis of family-owned farms presents an opportunity for a new generation of community owners Across the UK around 120,000 family-owned businesses are planning to retire or transfer ownership over the next few years (ONS), but two-thirds of these owners still do not have a succession plan. With commercial and policy pressure on […]


  • DIY peat-free growing media – Online webinar

    DIY peat-free growing media – Online webinar

    Wed, 23 February 2022 19:00 to 20:30 GMT Learn how to create your own peat-free growing media for plant-raising. Details: 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 […]


  • CSA Network UK launches policy briefing for local authorities

    CSA Network UK launches policy briefing for local authorities

    The CSA Network has published a new briefing document aimed at local councils around the UK aimed at promoting CSAs and encouraging authorities to support them at a local level. The document is a great point of reference if you’d like to contact your local council to help you with your own CSA project. Our […]


  • CASE STUDIES: Meet the CSAs doing their bit to combat climate change

    CASE STUDIES: Meet the CSAs doing their bit to combat climate change

    Click the ‘Find out more’ below any of the farms below to discover how they agroecological farming methods to produce food in a way that minimises carbon emissions, other pollution and plastics and boosts biodiversity while reconnecting communities to the land …


  • New CSA Masterclass videos now available

    New CSA Masterclass videos now available

    A new series of online workshops produced by the CSA Network UK are now available to watch on our website. The recordings cover everything from CSA logistics, to marketing a new scheme and scaling up an existing one. Click here to access all the webinars, or click on one of the images below.


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