Our organic projects
We have several programmes and projects underway:
- Sowing New Seeds
This is a three year project, led by Garden Organic, funded by the the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food scheme and the Brook Trust.
- Overseas programme
The aim of this programme is to develop, improve and promote techniques for sustainable land use in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in the tropics and sub-tropics.
- Garden Organic for Schools Project
A school garden, especially an organic one, can be of enormous benefit to a school, it's staff and pupils. Lots of useful advice and topical tips for going organic in your school on our dedicated Garden Organic for Schools website (www.schoolsorganic.net)
- Master Composter scheme
Promoting composting in your community
- Organic Weed Management
Our dedicated weeds website (www.organicweeds.org.uk) aims to be a primary resource on weed management for organic farms, reporting on the latest weed research and techniques and acting as a focal point for farmers and researchers to share their experiences.
- Organic Vegetable Systems Studies
Our dedicated veg network website (www.organicveg.org.uk) provides information for organic vegetable growers on a wide range of topics including conversion, pests, weeds and diseases and marketing.
Garden Organic's horticultural therapy project offers opportunities and benefits for a wide range of needs.
- The Sustainable Production in Active Neighbourhoods (SPAN) partnership
Actively engaging with ten pilot communities in tackling sustainable local food production and consumption, and related sustainability issues.
Master Gardeners - Providing local food growing advice and support
- The Central Warwickshire Villages Leader Programme
Supporting exciting projects in the rural areas of Warwick District and Rugby Borough.
- Understanding the benefits of gardening
We have undertaken a review of the published literature to gather together evidence concerning the environmental, social and health benefits of gardening. We are currently developing our studies in this area further but a draft report is available to be downloaded here.