• Top Tips for August

    • Ornamental: Don't waste precious water on your lawn; grass is a drought survivor. Once autumn rains start, new growth will appear
    • Vegetables: Water runner beans at soil level thoroughly and regularly to get a good crop. Dry roots cause flower drop & poor setting
    • Pest Control: Plant early-flowering bulbs to provide beneficial insects with a food source early next spring. Great for bees, too

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News

  • Annual Masters Conference at Garden Organic

    Garden Organic welcomed one-hundred-and-fifty Volunteer Master Gardeners and Composters from across the country to the Annual Masters Conference at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.

    Master Gardeners and Composters are volunteers who are passionate about growing and composting, they are trained to offer support and encouragement to people who’d like to grow their own food or start composting in their gardens, allotments, and community spaces. The schemes have been in existence for more than ten years and are designed to spread the word about home growing and composting through our Volunteer Mentor Networks - there are currently around 1,000 active volunteers.

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  • Nutritional differences in organic food

    A new study led by Newcastle University, published this week in the British Journal of Nutrition, has shown that organic crops and crop-based foods – including fruit, vegetables and cereals – are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts.

    The landmark study, Nutritional Composition of Organic Crop Foods, is the largest of its kind, carried out by an international team and concluded that as well as being higher in antioxidants, organic crops also contain significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals.

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  • Garden Organic members enjoy organic inspiration in Somerset

    Garden Organic members and staff have been enjoying organic inspiration from a visit to the beautiful Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset. This fantastic garden is one of the newest additions to the list of Garden Organic partner gardens where members can enjoy free or discounted admission.

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Featured Person

  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.