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Garden Organic podcast gets a 5* review

“A lovely new podcast focusing on everything to do with organic gardening....It’s inspiring and cheerful. I learn something new every time I listen.”

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Government advised to ban peat sales

We are pleased to see that the government’s Committee on Climate Change recommends banning peat for horticultural use.

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2020 - International Year of Plant Health

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). “Plants are the source of the air we breathe and most of the food we eat, yet we often don’t think about keeping them healthy."

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Triodos Bank UK - New Year Resolutions

Triodos Bank UK - New Year Resolutions

Each January, many of us will be thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Actions such as going organic, switching your energy supplier or volunteering can all contribute positively to the environment and society. Triodos Bank UK use their customers’ money to support projects that help build a sustainable future for everyone.

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Heritage Seed Library Appeal

Heritage Seed Library Appeal

In the 1970s our founder and organic growing pioneer, Lawrence Hills, created the Heritage Seed Library (HSL), in response to a growing awareness that vegetable varieties across the UK were rapidly disappearing.

And thank goodness he did...

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January New Year resolutions

Get the growing year off to a good start!

January is a time of good intentions and fresh beginnings. When it comes to gardening, there are few better New Year’s resolutions than committing to good garden hygiene.

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January podcast – we celebrate Veganuary!

Join us this month when we discuss how to garden as a vegan, alongside your organic growing. Chris meets journalist and writer Matthew Appleby, author of The Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need To Know About A Vegan Garden.

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Take part in the 2020 Big Garden Birdwatch (25 – 27 January).

Many of our much-loved garden birds are still in decline.  Last year, almost half a million people across the UK took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. Why not join them for the 2020 BGB.

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Wellesbourne celebrates 70 years of research

Prof. Tim Lang, President of Garden Organic and Head of Food Policy at City, London University, emphasised how horticultural research was just as important now as it was 70 years ago when the National Vegetable Research Station was first formed at Wellesbourne.

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UK supermarkets keeping customers in the dark over pesticides

The supermarkets are taking in big money during Christmas and New Year.  But are they being transparent with customers on the important issue of pesticides in their products?

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