Want to be an organic farm apprentice?

The Soil Association is currently recruiting apprentices for the 2010-12 organic apprenticeship scheme with a number of exciting organic farm/growing vacancies on offer including:

· Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

· Hankam Organics, East Sussex

cow and calf

Working as an SA apprentice, you will be paid at least the national minimum wage, working full time at the farm, whilst also attending 16 seminars across the 2 years in the Autumn and Winter months which are run by expert growers and farmers. The course fee is £1,600 per year though there is now of a number of funding opportunities to help support apprentices fund this.

Have a look on the SA website for more info or on the SA’s Organic Market Place where all the current vacancies are advertised, or get in touch with Lisa Nunn for more (email: LNunn@soilassociation.org, tel: 0117 914 2453).

Home Grown Health

If you’re in Birmingham City Centre on Tuesday evening you should go and check out the Home Grown Health exhibition at The Studio, being put on some post grad students from BCU. Katie Moran from the team say’s “The exhibition is all about living life in a more ‘organic’ way, be this in terms of food, exercise or medication.” Find out more by getting in touch with Katie (katie.moran@hotmail.com or 07883338750) or checking out this pdf: Home Grown Health Invitation-1