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Join Garden Organic at Gardeners World Live 2017

Join us at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 15-18 June, NEC Birmingham

For four fantastic days, BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be the garden party of the year as BBC2’s *Gardeners’ World *turns 50 – and Garden Organic will be there, 15th-18th June at Birmingham’s NEC! You can join us with 20% off tickets by quoting GDN2 when booking.

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Government refuses application for neonics use on oil seed rape

This week, two important steps have been made in the fight to rid our gardens and countryside of damaging neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Organic Market Report 2017

A recent report from the Soil Association reveals that the UK organic market increased by over 7% in 2016 to £2.09bn. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth. However, the amount of land farmed organically in the UK has declined.

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Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Study shows almost all farms could significantly cut chemical use while producing as much food, in a major challenge to the billion-dollar pesticide industry.

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Volunteer days

Free volunteering taster sessions - starting in April

Here at Ryton Organic Gardens we will be holding monthly project days where you can volunteer in our beautiful gardens. If the idea of volunteering appeals to you and you have spare time on your hands then we would love to have you as part of our volunteering team.

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One man & his organic plot

Our Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins takes us on his allotment journey...

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Wishing all of our members a productive growing year...

The Heritage Seed Library has now completed all seed orders for this year, dispatching around 20,000 packets of heritage seed to our members to grow and enjoy. Members were able to choose from 158 varieties on offer this year, with Kent Blue pea a particular favourite.

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Master Gardeners

Leicestershire master Gardeners are recruiting for volunteers!

Leicestershire Master Gardeners have received the good news that their contract has been renewed for the next three years with Leicestershire County Council Public Health. Due to this news they are now recruiting for new volunteers across Leicestershire.

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EU advises that glyphosate is safe - despite independent research findings

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced that glyphosate is not carcinogenic - despite the reports of over 90 independent scientists, evidence of cancer in two separate studies on mice, and a classification from the IARC (International Agency for Research into Cancer) that the chemical is 'probably carcinogenic'.

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Garden Organic's 2016 AGM at the Green Britain Centre

Garden Organic AGM and Members’ Day programme announced

Members of Garden Organic are invited to attend the charity’s Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day on Thursday 18th May, taking place this year at Doddington Hall and Gardens near Lincoln.

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