Event - North East Organic Discussion Group Meeting 25th March 2019


North East Organic Discussion Group Meeting

Date: Monday 25th March 2019 (booking essential either by contacting Aileen Buchanan, SAC Consulting Elgin or online via this link)

Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm (cake from the community bakery provided at the end of meeting)

Location: Newton Dee Camphill Community Farm, Newton Dee, Bieldside, Aberdeen AB15 9DX courtesy of the farm’s Manager Coralie Henke.  Meet at the Phoenix Centre.

Newton Dee is a Camphill Community offering a home, meaningful work and opportunities for personal development to adults with learning disabilities and other special needs. In all some 200 people live and work within the Newton Dee Community. 

The Roadside Garden which produces a wide variety of vegetables and fruits for the Newton Dee Community following biodynamic principles will be the first stop on the discussion visit.  Tracy Cowen will be on hand to explain the background to biodynamic farming and making compost. 

The discussion group will then move to Newton Dee Farm which produces milk (24 dairy cows), meat (beef, pork, lamb, poultry) and eggs for the community. The farm visit will focus on grassland and rotational grazing for dairy cows and sheep. David Younie, grassland specialist, will also be there to share his vast experience and extensive knowledge of grassland management.

This will be the fourth and final meeting of the second year of the NE Organic Farming Discussion Group.  If you want to know more about the meeting or the discussion group in general please contact Aileen Buchanan, SAC Consulting Elgin on 01343 548 787 or e: aileen.buchanan@sac.co.uk.

The North East Organic Farming Discussion Group has been established and funded through the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), facilitated by SAC and now in its second year. The group is Free to join for existing organic producers and those considering converting their business to organic management within the North East area.  The meetings provide a fantastic opportunity to find out about organic farming, to get together to exchange ideas, learn from each other and hear about current research.

Published date: 12 Mar 2019