The forthcoming Soil Association conference Transition: Food and Farming in 21st century Britain, on 18th and 19th November in Bristol at the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (right next to Temple Meads station), promises to be a major event in the calendar of the organic movement. For details of the conference visit www.soilassociation.org/conference.
But for some members of the Organic Futures group, cost may understandably be an issue. We’re therefore delighted to spread the news (hot off the press!) that sponsors have enabled the Soil Association to offer 50 places at £100 per ticket to producer members (full price £260). This is a fantastic offer and is strictly on a first come, first served basis. To book your place contact Amy Hannington by e-mail or by phone 0117 9874582 ASAP.
Meanwhile, Organic Futures continues to maintain a presence via the website www.organicfutures.org.uk and we post news and views regularly at www.organicfutures.org.uk/blog.htm. We’ve shelved the monthly newsletters at the moment in favour of blogs, which are infinitely easier to organise and get posted for time-strapped volunteers. But we’re still working hard behind the scenes to get the project on an even stronger foothold. We’ve got plenty of ideas, but are still chasing money to enable us to turn the vision in to reality.
The Organic Futures website however is still recording more and hits; since launching in February we’ve topped 10,000 hits! We’ll be back before long with more news.
Jonathan Smith, on behalf of the Organic Futures committee.