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World of Beatrix Potter

New partner garden!

We’re pleased to have added the World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction to our list of gardens where Garden Organic members receive a discount on admission.

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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

One man & his organic plot - October 2019

This month Chris will be looking to develop his fruit area and thinking about the varieties he'd like to grow. He will also be prioritising his neighbouring plot - putting back the paths and redefining the plot. The last kick of summer has also provided Chris with a final bounty of butternut squash, beans and tomatoes making all his efforts worthwhile.

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Eversfield Organic

Introducing Eversfield Organic...

We're delighted to announce our partnership with Eversfield Organic. Located in the heart of Devon, Eversfield Organic is a family run farm that delivers locally produced, organic food boxes across the UK. Kick-starting it all, Managing Director Mark Bury, spent two back-breaking years planting over 30,000 trees, reinstating miles of hedgerows and laying fencing to nurture the land back to health.

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We're recruiting for our Master Gardener & Master Composter programme

We're recruiting for volunteers in Shropshire & Norfolk

We're recruiting in Shropshire & Norfolk for composting & gardening enthusiasts to join our Master Composter & Master Gardener programme. Become part of a friendly network of volunteers and deliver workshops at schools, talks to local groups and give advice at events. Training sessions are being held at the end of September.

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Advertise your seed swap event with us

Are you running a seed swap next year?

If so, we will be happy to include the details in our next Heritage Seed Library seed list published in December.

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Sale of Ryton Gardens to Coventry University

We are pleased to confirm that a full sale of the site has been completed with our key tenant and long-term partner Coventry University.

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September podcast is here

Enjoy our discussions on sowing green manures, picking and storing your harvest - plus a great interview with plantsman Adam Alexander.

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organic vegetables

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: pesticides in food

If you are worried about the level of pesticides in the food you buy, a handy list will help you choose wisely.  Compiled by PAN UK, it shows those crops with the highest mix of pesticide residues (the Dirty Dozen) and those with the lowest (Clean Fifteen.)

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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

One man & his organic plot - August 2019

Chris's hard work from the earlier part of the year is really paying off. He's been busy harvesting his bounty from the allotment, with an incredible abundance of cucumbers, courgettes, carrots, potatoes and after a slow start even the runner beans have caught up. It's been a busy couple of months for Chris so it's time for him to take a break from the usual routines and grab a holiday!

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Coventry partnership

Garden Organic supports community partnership in Coventry

Garden Organic's Education Department has been supporting a partnership led by Coventry Public Health and Think Active, with an aim to make a difference to the residents of Foleshill by enabling them to access their local spaces, encourage more physical activity both within and outside of school, and empower parents to participate in fun activities with their children and encourage overall wellbeing.

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