The Organic Research Centre (Elm Farm) is a registered charity, formally known as the Progressive Farming Trust Ltd.
ORC’s business is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic/agro-ecological principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, people and our environment. Read on here.
The research programme is co-ordinated by Dr Bruce Pearce with support from our Principal Scientific Advisor Prof. Martin Wolfe, Crops Team Leader Dr. Robbie Girling, Socio-economic Team Leader Dr. Susanne Padel and other members of the research team.
And – at Aston University in January: ORC 8th Organic Producers’ Conference: Intensive Sustainability or Sustainable Intensification – which way forward for organic farming?
The pictures come from their charming Christmas video – well worth seeing.