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Tolly celebrates an MBE and Lifetime Achievement Award

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A digest of agroforestry stories from the last 10 years

Using a robot to grow trees as a nursery crop

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The Soil Association is a membership charity campaigning for planet-friendly food and farming. We believe in the connection between soil, food, the health of people and the health of the planet. Founded in 1946, we drafted the world’s first organic standards 30 years ago and by joining us you can support the transformation of the UK’s food culture, give your beliefs a voice and become part of the solution.

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On-farm slaughter for better animal welfare

NEWS FE AT URE S TECHNICAL

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A look at the barriers to get t ing more t rees in the ground 8 FARMER AND GROWER BOARD

My favourite project 10 NEWS ROUND-UP

Young Organic Farmer of the Year, a broken food system, Scottish agroforestry and more 13 MARKET NEWS

Organic September and 50 years of cer t if icat ion, plus the result s of the BOOM Awards 16 BUSINESS MATTERS

Organics in Denmark and the Middle East, plus the impact of abat toir closures 29 INNOVATIVE FARMERS

The lost linen industr y of Scotland and winter mob grazing

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We celebrate the pioneering organic work of Tolly 20 WHOLE FARM TREE PLANNING

Integrating woodlands into farm enterprises 22 THE GROWTH OF AGROFORESTRY

A review of recent projects 33 TREES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCE

How climate change will impact our farms and choice of tree species 36 ORGANIC FORESTRY NURSERY INNOVATION

Growing t ree saplings at f ield scale 54 BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES

We t alk to Tom Met t year of Haddon Copse Farm in Dorset

26 RESEARCH

On-farm slaughter, farmland bird decline and bird f lu 40 THE HUMBLE HEDGE

The benefits of hedges and the available f unding and grants 42 BENEFITS OF TREES FOR LIVESTOCK

How t rees can improve livestock welfare 44 SILVOHORTICULTURAL SYSTEMS IN ACTION

Trees with crops to boost soil health and biodiversit y 48 EXPLORING SILVOARABLE SYSTEMS

Innovative projects that help the environment and boost prof it abilit y 50 REVIEWS Saying No to a Farm-Free Future by Chris Smaje

 SILVOHORTICULTURE Combining trees and crops successfully  TREES AND CLIMATE CHANGE Planning for the future

The Soil Association magazine for farmers and growers SUMMER/AUTUMN 2023 ISSUE 143

 YOUNG ORGANIC FARMER OF THE YEAR

A passion for organic farming special issue Agroforest r y

The benefits of integrating trees for farms and the wider environment

IAIN TOLHURST’S

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

PLUS Research / SFI updates / Danish organics / Animal welfare / Market News / Business matters / Innovative Farmers / Technical advice

I SSUE 143 SUMMER/AUTUMN 2023

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