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Royal Visit

Royal Appointment for National Heritage Garden

HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Garden Organic will visit the National Heritage Garden in the grounds of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons this Friday, 21st November, accompanied by Garden Organic Vice President, Raymond Blanc OBE and Chief Executive, James Campbell.

The National Heritage Garden at Le Manoir is run in partnership with Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library (HSL) and was opened by Michelin Starred Chef, Raymond Blanc, in June this year, to showcase rare heritage vegetables from the Heritage Seed Library.

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Save our Seeds

Garden Organic joins forces to Save our Seeds

This weekend, Garden Organic is joining forces with NGOs from all over Europe at a meeting in Vienna entitled How to Protect our Seeds.

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Animal and Plant Agency

Government launches combined Animal and Plant Agency

A combined agency has been launched to ensure that the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency began on 1 October 2014 in a bid to better equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to emergencies.

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orange tomato

HSL launches competition to name the Heritage Tomato variety

Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library (HSL) has launched a competition to name their latest variety of Heritage Tomato.

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Joan Walley MP

Joan Walley MP chairs seminar at Garden Organic

Joan Walley MP, Chair of the Environment Audit Select Committee chaired P. Sainath's seminar; "When farmers die: Inequality and agrarian distress" here at Garden Organic, in Coventry last week.

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National Pollinator Strategy

DEFRA announces launch of the National Pollinator Strategy

Garden Organic welcomes the government's launch of the National Pollinator Strategy for England. The Department of Food and Rural Affairs' (DEFRA) strategy sets out a ten year plan to help pollinating insects survive and thrive.

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Ordsall Hall

Northern Organic groups meet GO at Ordsall Hall, Salford

As one of a series of meetings with representatives of local organic groups around the country, Garden Organic team members James Campbell, Rebecca Witcomb and Suzanne Goldby met leaders of a range of northern organic groups at Ordsall Hall in Salford, to discuss how to work better together and what Garden Organic could best do to promote and support organic growing locally.

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Website refresh complete

We're pleased to announce that today sees the launch of the final major phase of our refreshment of the Garden Organic website.

Throughout the spring and summer we've moved general public content across from our 'old' site. Today - ahead of schedule - the new Members' Area has gone live.

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Induction

Garden Organic Seek Master Gardeners for Coventry and Warwickshire

Are you passionate about growing your own fruit and veg? Would you love the chance to help and encourage others to have a go at growing their own too? Why not become a Volunteer Master Gardener?

Our next induction training weekend for Coventry and Warwickshire takes place on Saturday October 11th and Sunday 12th October here at Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, CV8 3LG.

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Growth Therapy Medaltastic

It's Medaltastic for Growth Therapy

Congratulations to our Growth Therapy Group, who scooped a magnificent seven medals at the West Midlands Flower Show at Glasshouse College, Stourbridge.

The group were awarded two first prizes for best scarecrow and homemade chutney; using beetroot from the project. Second place for their runner beans, carrots, action photograph and pear preserve, all grown in the Growth Therapy garden here at Garden Organic. This was closely followed by third prize for their wildlife habitat.

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