• Top Tips for May

    • General: Mulch warm soil after rain to retain moisture and deter weeds
    • Vegetables: Pinch out tops of broad beans to deter black fly colonies from infesting succulent new growth
    • Greenhouse: Use biological controls now temperatures are warm enough

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News

  • Bee on flower pollinator neonics

    Soil Association scientific briefing reveals new data on impact of neonics on pollinators

    New data revealed today shows bees can be exposed to more pesticides from contaminated wildflowers than from crops on farms. The research, discussed at a scientific briefing organised by the Soil Association in London on 28 April 2016, showed a staggering 97% of the neonicotinoids brought back to honeybee hives in pollen could come from wildflowers - not oilseed rape. (1)

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  • Rocket science growing project

    Blast off for Rocket seeds!

    Arc School in Nuneaton is taking part in The Rocket Science Experiment for The RHS Campaign for School Gardening and The European Space Agency, as part of Garden Organic's Growing Enterprise social and therapeutic horticultural project at Ryton Organic Gardens.

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  • Step nearer victory in Garden Organic’s glyphosate campaign

    MEPs have urged the EU Commission to re-authorise the herbicide glyphosate, found in Roundup, for just seven years rather than the original 15, and for professional use only. This is good news for Garden Organic who has led the campaign, on behalf of the charity’s members and supporters, to oppose the re-licensing of this herbicide.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.