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  • Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming

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    Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity, and enrich society and culture. The main way that Sustain fulfils its aims is through running a multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.

  • Organic Research Centre (ORC)

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    The Organic Research Centre exists to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, man and his environment. The ORCe was established as a “Centre of Excellence” to address the major issues raised by a global economy based on an intensive agricultural system. It is the UK’s leading research, development and advisory institution for organic agriculture, having played a pivotal role in the development of organic research, policy and standards since 1980. The organisation is firm in its belief that realistic solutions to the critically important environmental issues facing us all can be found. The ORC continues to research, develop, provide and demonstrate solutions and to investigate appropriate technologies for processing, distribution and marketing of food. The Centre believes we can develop a genuinely sustainable, equitable and healthy food system based on production methods that husband finite resources and enhance biodiversity. The Centre disseminates information through adviser training and accreditation services, producer training and courses, website, articles and policy papers, scientific papers and publications and the production of a regular journal – the Bulletin. Th

  • Cabrito

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    James Whetlor founded Cabrito after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem. He was cooking at River Cottage at the time and a few of the goats ended up on the menu. After seeing how well the kids sold, James thought perhaps there was a market for kid goat meat. Turns out there was. All Cabrito kids are a by-product of the dairy industry and would have in the past been euthanized shortly after birth. In a world of dwindling resources and rising food prices Cabrito believe this cannot be justified. They now have a network of farms producing high quality meat from a previously wasted resource.

  • IFOAM – Organics International

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    Founded in 1972, we are the only international umbrella organization for the organic world, uniting diverse range of stakeholders contributing to the organic vision, with 815 members in 120 countries. Organic agriculture adheres to globally accepted principles which are implemented in specific social, economic, geo-climatic and cultural contexts. The principle aims of organic production and processing are outlined in the IFOAM Basic Standards. These set out an international framework for organic production and processing. IFOAM organises training and courses, maintains a list of members, and provides advice on organic standards and certification.

  • Demeter Certification Scheme of the Biodynamic Association

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    The Biodynamic Association owns and administers the Demeter Certified Trademark in the UK (organic certification UK6) and is linked with a worldwide network of independent certifying organisations under the umbrella of Demeter International. The scheme is fully recognised by Defra. Many of the recognised organic standards are incorporated in the Demeter Standards.

  • Biodynamic Association

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    Charity founded in 1929 to promote the biodynamic approach to farming gardening and forestry inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual scientific research. We offer: a membership service open to everyone interested in learning about, working with, developing or supporting this unique form of organic husbandry. Our journal, Star and Furrow, is published twice yearly, along with a quarterly news-sheet. A wide range of books and the biodynamic preparations are available for sale via our online shop. Accredited courses in biodynamic horticulture and agriculture are available plus one day workshops, courses and conferences. We offer organic, biodynamic and Natrue certification for farmers, growers, processors and skincare.

  • The Community Farm

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    We provide learning experiences to enhance the public’s understanding of farming and demonstrate how food can be produced in a sustainable way. These include: Adult learning workshops – in three broad areas: horticulture, eco-building, food and cookery; Children’s activities – including Forest School, vegetable growing and theatre workshops; School visits – primary and secondary; Employee volunteering/team building.   Why learn with us? The Farm is a real-life example of community-owned organic agriculture; Specialists in particular areas of expertise lead our workshops and visits, be they our own staff or carefully-selected tutors; Many of our workshops and activities are ‘hands-on’, so you can learn by doing; Learning takes place in the setting of a working farm, so it is easier to see how what you learn might be applied in the real world; We are located in beautiful surroundings overlooking Chew Lake; We have a purpose-built yurt for the indoor elements of our workshops and visits; there are also toilets, hand-wash, and tea and coffee-making facilities; The farm provides an opportunity for you to socialise with other members of your community.   Also offers box scheme for local delivery

  • Daylesford Cookery School

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    At Daylesford, we’re passionate about real food – fresh, seasonal and, most importantly, delicious. Our commitment has been rewarded with over 60 national and international awards in the last three years alone. Our organic farm in Gloucestershire is home to our market garden, our bakery and our creamery as well as all our animals – and our beautiful cookery school. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and surrounded by rolling countryside and acres of working farm land, The Cookery School at Daylesford is housed in a painstakingly restored Cotswold-stone barn. A course at our cookery school will reveal a range of techniques, recipes and skills to help you make the most of delicious seasonal ingredients, all straight from our farm. We offer a wide range of courses for every level from complete beginner to the most proficient home cook.