It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim Bullock, BASE-UK President has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Jim was a founder member of BASE-UK and his loss will leave a massive gap in the organisation especially at Committee meetings where his knowledge, connections and enthusiasm were a huge bonus. His warmth […]
The BASE UK Conference and AGM will be held on the 6th and 7th February 2018 at The Alverston Manor Hotel, Clopton Bridge, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire.
Further to feedback from our 2017 event, we have concentrated on more farmer led speakers and will hold a “Question Time” panel during the afternoon of the 6th. Speakers […]
BASE UK held a trip to Scotland on 30th and 31st October 2017 to visit some of their members’ farms. This is a report from Jock McFarlane.
I heard about the Scottish trip through my neighbour Ben Barron who forwarded me the email with the itinerary. I contacted Rebecca and invited myself as his guest!
Scotland October […]
Jake Freestone, BASE UK Member, has produced a video regarding the use of Glyphosate, explaining why and how it is crucial to Conservation Agriculture and no-till practices. Please see the link below:
Jake Freestone on Glyphosate
We are looking forward to a trip to Scotland on the 30th and 31st October to visit some of our BASE UK members.
Monday 30th October – we will be visiting Doug Christie in Durie, Fife. Doug spoke at our AGM in February this year and this will be a great opportunity to see what he […]
Frédéric Thomas has been invited to join us again in November. He is the founder of BASE France, a farmer and world authority on Conservation Agriculture and has just completed another extensive educational trip to North America.
As many of our new members are in the northern part of the UK this will give an opportunity for […]
The BASE UK Conference and AGM will be held on the 6th and 7th February 2018 at The Alverston Manor, Stratford Upon Avon. Please note the dates and more details will follow soon.
We spent two very busy days at the second Groundswell No Till Show on the 28th and 29th June. Whilst the weather on the Wednesday turned rather cold and wet (especially compared to the 30 degrees the previous week!) there was a good footfall through the stand on this first Livestock day. There was a […]
Thanks to BASE UK member Steven Jacobs for notifying us about this event which involved several other BASE UK members. Steven has sent this summary of the event:
Delegates at the largest on-farm event in the organic sector’s calendar were told that immediate action was needed to develop crops which could better handle climate change whilst […]
For the second year running BASE UK Members have taken the top spots for Soil Farm of the Year which is organised by Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Below is their report:
Winner of the Soil Farmer of the Year 2017 announced
Richard Suddes, a mixed farmer from Durham, and Tim Parton, an arable farmer from Staffordshire have […]