The Week in Soil


The Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market grew 6% in 2017 and is now worth £2.2 billion - accounting for 1.5% of the total UK food and drink market.

The AHDB Dereham Monitor Farm shows farmers how to reduce cultivations to save costs, to save the soil and to hopefully improve yield and profit.

Could the make-up of soil be a factor in the spread of Zombie Deer Disease?

Farming Today hears how 60,000 trees planted by the Woodland Trust in Cumbria is helping prevent flooding – and how Lancaster University is helping them prove it.

Start-up NGO The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) calls for a post-Brexit policy framework that will restore wildlife, reverse soil decline, prevent climate change and promote affordable, healthy food.

Support grows around the country for the creation of a GCSE in agriculture.

The Eden project has announced further details of its new projects in China, during this week’s trade visit to China – including one that explores the theme of land and soil and its importance for life on earth in the historic city of Yan’an

Rising temperatures could release 58 million liters of mercury buried in the Northern permafrost— roughly twice as much as can be found in the rest of Earth's soils, ocean and atmosphere combined.

Upcoming Events

Learn about the principles of soil health, how to apply them in real life and how translate them into practice at a Stewarding Our Soil Workshop.

Sustainable Soils Alliance News

The SSA had a constructive and informative meeting with Dieter Helm this week, who will be presenting at our 13 March Portcullis House event via video link.