This term pupils at Warren Street Primary, winners of our Food Growing Schools London summer Grow Your Own Picnic competition, gratefully accepted a £500 voucher prize donated by Garden Site, to put towards their school food growing efforts.
Thank you for supporting our charity throughout 2018, the year that marked our 60th anniversary. We have taken time to reflect on the year’s campaigns and would like to share some of our successes with you.
Following the controversy about the renewal of glyphosate last year, the European Parliament set up a Special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides. It was clear the process lacked transparency. The first recommendations to address the issue have now been made.
Why are some seedlings more commonly eaten by slugs and snails? It is often thought to be down to taste. But new research from the University of Plymouth suggests it may be the smells produced by young seedlings that attract the molluscs.
As you plan your festive celebrations, there are many different ways you can provide extra support to Garden Organic by shopping with one of our handful of carefully selected, organic and ethical suppliers.
Back in April, we asked Garden Organic members if they were interested in supporting the Pesticide Free Towns campaign. Led by PAN UK, the campaign was centred on the London local elections, held in May. The response was fantastic ......
Winter has finally landed and yet another year ends. For those under the age of 40 it probably doesn’t mean that much, but for us past that landmark, it’s amazing how fast a year goes by. All the more reason to be enjoying the great outdoors, the gift that is nature and all the freshly grown organic food you can eat.
Garden Organic is represented on a number of important committees, groups and organisations in order to promote organic growing and campaign for a greater awareness of organic principles. Sometimes the progress is slow, sometimes frustrating, but always we speak with clarity on behalf of our members. See here for some of our current activities.