useful links & information


The UK Biodynamic Association

A super helpful organisation with many of the Biodynamic preps and lots of good information and information on courses. - www.biodynamic.org.uk


The UK Soil Association

Lots of wonderful information about soil and farming. Do not hesitate to ask for help - there are lots of people with expertise there to help you. We went organic a few years ago and we have had lots of support along the way.  They are doing amazing things around the country - definitely worth joining and getting involved. - www.soilassociation.org


Innovative Farmers

This is a great organisation bringing together farmers and science and providing an outlet for sharing knowledge around farming and growing. - www.innovativefarmers.org


Charles Dowding

The expert on no dig in the UK. Charming and full of knowledge - make sure you sign up to his monthly newsletter! He runs courses around the UK and has written many books. - www.charlesdowding.co.uk


Riverford Organic farm

A brilliant place to get your vegetables in the UK if you cannot grow it. Sign up for Guy’s newsletter even if you do not get the box. Full of information (‘The reality of small-scale farming in the UK is hard: we expect to spend only 10% of our income on food, with just 0.6% going to farmers’ )  around food and great recipes!! - www.riverford.co.uk


the sustainable food trust

A brilliant newsletter and website around soil and food. The brilliant Patrick Holden is at the centre of it. Definitely worth following. - www.sustainablefoodtrust.org


Regen-Ag

UK based group involved with Regenerative Agriculture - linking farmers and small holders with courses and seminars. Often bringing teachers from around the world to speak here. - www.regenag.co.uk


Darina Allen and the Balleymaloe cookery school

Darina Allen is an inspiration and is at the centre of many things involving food and its production in the UK. She is running a 6 week course at her cookery school and 100 acre organic farm teaching students how to build a viable future through food systems and culture.- www.cookingisfun.ie



around the world

land management - united research for soil (austria)

Angelica Lubke and Urs Hildebrandt's website on soil and compost. These two are an amazing source of knowledge and expertise. They hold courses in Europe and around the world, are consultants and have soil labs in Austria. - www.landmanagement.net



59 Degrees (Sweden)

Josef Carey and his team at 59 Degrees in Sweden are a complete inspiration with the work they are doing with compost, trees and plants. A wonderful website - www.59degrees.se



La Ferme du bec-Hellouin (France)

An organic market garden in Normandy drawing on the principles of permaculture, 19th Century Parisian Market Gardeners, Asian EM and Amazonian tribes people. Their Book - Miraculous Abundance is great. - www.fermedubec.com



soil food web (USA)

Dr Elaine Ingham teaches her theories on soil and how to restore it - both online and in seminars around the world. - www.soilfoodweb.com



acres usa (USA)

For books and a great newsletter and Agricultural seminars in the US.- www.acresusa.com



nutri-tech solutions (Australia)

Run by the talented  Graeme Sait. He has a brilliant blog talking about all things to do with soil and plant health. He has given some very inspirational TED talks. He is also now working with a UK agent - Eugene Hackett in Ireland eugenehackett@newgenagri.com - www.nutri-tech.com.au



koanga Institute (New Zealand)

An amazing resource of years of knowledge built up by Kay Baxter and her team. - www.koanga.org.nz



high brix gardens (USA)

An American website focusing around nutrient dense food and how to improve its Brix levels following Dr Carey Ream’s research and teachings.- www.highbrixgardens.com




informative articles

ARTICLE: THE ANSWER IS IN THE SOIL - SOURCE: FARMERS WEEKLY NEW ZEALAND - 11 JANUARY, 2019

Article: UK Farmers to be given first ever targets on soil health - SOURCE: The Guardian - 13 March, 2018



Article: Our Best Shot at Cooling the Planet Might be Right Under our Feet - SOURCE: The Guardian - 10 September, 2016



Article: Addition of Compost to Soil - SOURCE: Forest Research Government of UK



article: THe race of our lives revisited - source: GMO White Paper - august 2018



article: The use of compost in the regeneration of brownfield land - Source: SUBr:IM bulletin 10 (2008)

Article: WEED KILLER FOUND IN HUMAN URINE ACROSS EUROPE - source: friends of the earth europe - june 2013

article: the dangers of herbicides - glyphosate - source: world health organization - january 2016