Ensuring the long-term survival of the country’s original bean varieties is part of a key project involving Nottingham Trent University. Horticulture students at the university’s Brackenhurst Campus are preparing to sow a new batch of seeds as part of a scheme which aims to safeguard the original genetic make-up of a variety of species.
Could you be a Master Gardener and encourage your neighbours to have a go at growing food? Garden Organic has joined forces with Housing association Peabody to launch a network of Master Gardeners to encourage Peabody residents to start growing food on their estates in London.
The European Union on Thursday delayed a vote on renewing sales approval for the pesticide glyphosate, used in Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup, amid a transatlantic row over whether it may cause cancer.
Yesterday we hosted an event with national social enterprise Dementia Adventure, to explore the knowledge and skills required to support people living with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.
At the beginning of May we celebrated the virtues of composting as part of International Compost Awareness Week by calling upon our network of volunteer Master Composters, members and supporters to go out into their local communities and share the message of composting at home.
Garden Organic’s Growing from your Roots (GFYR) project has been busy working with a wide range of community groups in the West Midlands, helping to spread the word about how to grow exotic crops in the UK.