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Horticulture students working to safeguard survival of UK seed varieties

Ensuring the long-term survival of the country’s original bean varieties is part of a key project involving Nottingham Trent University. Horticulture students at the university’s Brackenhurst Campus are preparing to sow a new batch of seeds as part of a scheme which aims to safeguard the original genetic make-up of a variety of species.

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Garden Organic and Peabody Master Gardener

Garden Organic and Peabody launch Master Gardener scheme across London estates

Could you be a Master Gardener and encourage your neighbours to have a go at growing food? Garden Organic has joined forces with Housing association Peabody to launch a network of Master Gardeners to encourage Peabody residents to start growing food on their estates in London.

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Glyphosate vote delayed, yet again

The European Union on Thursday delayed a vote on renewing sales approval for the pesticide glyphosate, used in Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup, amid a transatlantic row over whether it may cause cancer.

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Report calls for greater integration of gardening in NHS & public health policy

A new report commissioned by the NGS from The King’s Fund calls for greater recognition and integration of gardens in NHS and public health policy.

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horticultural therpay in dementia care

Helping people to think differently about dementia

Yesterday we hosted an event with national social enterprise Dementia Adventure, to explore the knowledge and skills required to support people living with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.

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Ministers reject plan for the ‘emergency’ use of banned bee-harming pesticides

National Farming Union’s application for banned pesticide use on oil seed rape crops is rejected as government rules against neonicotinoids for the first time.

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Members enjoy a sunny AGM at The Green Britain Centre

On 12th May over 110 members joined the Garden Organic team at The Green Britain Centre for the charity’s Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day.

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Garden Organic appoints new Chair of trustees

New Chair of Trustees appointed at Garden Organic

Following an open election at the beginning of the year, the Garden Organic Board of Trustees has appointed Martin Stott, life member and keen organic grower, to the position of Chair of Trustees.

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Earthworm Watch

Earthworm Watch

Earthworms are the organic growers' best friends. Did you know, there are 27 species in the UK, and healthy farmland will have up to one and three quarter million worms per acre.

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Composting workshop Ryton Organic Gardens

Compost celebration a resounding success

At the beginning of May we celebrated the virtues of composting as part of International Compost Awareness Week by calling upon our network of volunteer Master Composters, members and supporters to go out into their local communities and share the message of composting at home.

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