• Top Tips for October

    • General: Collect deciduous autumn leaves and store, to create leafmould
    • Vegetables Runner beans, carrots, beetroot, and winter squashes are all ready to be harvested, stored or preserved.
    • Seeds: Save your own, organically grown, seeds, it's easier than you might think read more here.

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  • Food Growing Schools London

    London schools celebrate food growing success at City Hall

    From strawberry jam to tomato ketchup, and the great British apple to winter salad bags - young entrepreneurs from 10 London schools shared their food growing skills with the public at City Hall on Thursday 13 October 2016. They represent the increasing number of London students experiencing the huge benefits of food growing since the launch of Food Growing Schools: London in 2013.

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  • Free weekend entry to Ryton Organic Gardens

    From this weekend (29th October), visitors can enjoy free entry to Ryton Organic Gardens at the weekend, accessing the gardens via the café. Unfortunately the shop will be closed but Stockpot café will be open as usual.

    The gardens are the perfect destination for anyone interested in seeing the principles and practices of organic gardening whilst enjoying the beautiful autumn colours.

    You can read more about the gardens here.

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  • Glyphosate: the latest scientific review

    In a “state of the science” review released this week, Pesticide Action Network(PAN) International reveals the true extent of the adverse effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on human health and the environment. This review supports Garden Organic's concerns, and the actions of our members who have supported the campaign to ban the herbicide.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.