DEFRA have reopened their consultation process on the new Environmental Land management schemes which are designed to replace the existing environmental stewardship schemes over the next few years as a central part of the new agriculture bill. The consultation will be available until Friday 31st July. Participate in the consultation here https://consult.defra.gov.uk/elm/elmpolicyconsultation/
Inspections In response to the latest government advice and the ongoing public health emergency we have taken the decision to delay physical inspections until it is safe to carry them out. Please be assured your Organic & Demeter certificates issued for 2020 will continue to be valid. Following DEFRA advice, we intend to compete allContinue reading →
In every crisis there is also opportunity. We have seen many businesses revise their offering in the last few weeks to adapt to the ever changing market place amidst the restrictions placed on everyone due to the Corona virus outbreak. With this in mind I will be focusing my attention for the coming few monthsContinue reading →
The Certification Board is looking for additional members. Meetings take place 4 times a year, in Stroud, mostly Wednesdays. For this voluntary work we would welcome new faces with a suitable background in Farming, Food Processing or Trading, particularly if you feel at home with financial accounts or spreadsheets. If interested, please contact the office:Continue reading →
This booklet offers a view on soil fertility from different angles. It deliberately avoids offering universal ‘instructions’, but rather seeks to provide information to stimulate new thinking about a sustainable relationship to the soil
We warmly welcome the announcement from the EU Commission that plants and animals obtained by “essentially biological” breeding are non-patentable”. “This is an important step towards plant and animal sovereignty”, said Tarry Bolger, Managing Director of BDA Certification, “The UK and International Biodynamic and Demeter organisations have been championing this issue for many years nowContinue reading →
Evidently some of the top wine publications in America think so!
WWF’s profile of Tablehurst Farm in East Sussex: Is this the farm of the future?
A lovely article from the New York Times on a group of Italian biodynamic wine makers. New York Times Italian Winemakers
Waterkloof Wine profile – Big Country biodynamics in South Africa