• Top Tips for August

    • General: Deadhead your flowers to keep them blooming.
    • Vegetables: There's still time to sow a catch crop of salads.
    • Pest Control: Check apple tress for powdery mildew and cut out infected stems.

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News

  • Greenpeace publishes EU Pesticide Blacklist

    Greenpeace has just published an EU Pesticide Blacklist, which includes over 500 active substances of pesticides and herbicides which are currently approved by the EU. It includes the herbicide glyphosate. Of these 520 substances, 209 are considered are potential risk to human health and the environment.

    “The most dangerous pesticides for humans and the environment should disappear from the fields and from food,” says Christiane Huxdorff, coordinator of the campaign for ecological agriculture with Greenpeace Germany. “The blacklist must first of all serve as a guide to reduce, and finally replace, chemical and synthetic pesticides with ecologic and non-toxic alternatives.”

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  • New study finds neonicotinoid insecticides linked to wild bee decline across England

    Exposure to oilseed rape crops which have been treated with neonicotinoids has been linked to the long-term population decline of wild bee species across the English countryside, according to research published yesterday by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

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  • Kent Housing Group award

    Garden Organic project scoops award

    Garden Organic's work with Golding Homes in Maidstone has received two prestigious awards in the Kent Housing Group Excellence Awards 2016. We were Winner in the Excellent Partnership with Business category and a shortlisted Finalist in the Excellent Community Project by a Resident or Residents category.

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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.