Reducing nitrate pollution in our water.
The Association was formed in 1987. Back then organic was a minor interest often treated as a concern of cranks and hippies. Over the years the ideals of sustainable living, care for the envirnment, human and animal health and fair trade have gained much more acceptance. And of course they are embedded in the orgnic movement and our Association's work.
Over the years we have organised many speakers come to the Island, both practising farmers and academics. Naturally we make responses to States pf Jersey policies and consultations on topics that concern us.
And we run campaigns
A Soil Association promotional campaign
This year there will be three main communication strands to the campaign:
We are pleased to see the expected launch of the the coop in October. Several of our established farming members are involved, including the JOA chair.
Deputy Kevin Lewis lodged a proposition following presentation of our petition calling for a ban on glyphosate.
And it isn't just farmers and growers. Gradually we have seen more retail outlets committed to organic products too. But it hasnt been an easy ride. You can read about some of the difficulties on the way at : too little, too late