• Top Tips for August

    • Ornamental: Don't waste precious water on your lawn; grass is a drought survivor. Once autumn rains start, new growth will appear
    • Vegetables: Water runner beans at soil level thoroughly and regularly to get a good crop. Dry roots cause flower drop & poor setting
    • Pest Control: Plant early-flowering bulbs to provide beneficial insects with a food source early next spring. Great for bees, too

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News

  • Nutritional differences in organic food

    A new study led by Newcastle University, published this week in the British Journal of Nutrition, has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts.

    The landmark study, Nutritional Composition of Organic Crop Foods, is the largest of its kind, carried out by an international team and concluded that as well as being higher in antioxidants, organic crops also contain significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals.

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  • Garden Organic members enjoy organic inspiration in Somerset

    Garden Organic members and staff have been enjoying organic inspiration from a visit to the beautiful Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset. This fantastic garden is one of the newest additions to the list of Garden Organic partner gardens where members can enjoy free or discounted admission.

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  • Food Growing Schools: London launch success

    Food Growing Schools: London launched on Friday 20th June 2014 bringing together the very best of London’s food growing expertise, with the ambition to inspire every school in London to grow their own food by the end of 2016.

    Led by Garden Organic, Food Growing Schools: London aims to bring together local communities and schools, connecting them with volunteers, businesses and local authorities across London to enthuse and equip every school in London to grow their own food. We are joined by other school food growing experts: Capital Growth, Food For Life Partnership, Morrisons (Let’s Grow), Royal Horticultural Society and School Food Matters.

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Featured Person

  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.