Barry Stone

Master Gardener, Barry Stone's, Inspiring Story on YouTube

CommunityChannelTV has produced this inspiring documentary for the Brilliant Britain series, featuring Barry Stone, one of Garden Organic's Master Gardeners. Barry has transformed his once troubled life, through organic gardening and the Master Gardener programme and now inspires others who have found themselves in a similar position to turnaround their lives.

You can watch the film here on YouTube

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Bullroyd bean pea, Heritage Seed Library, heritage seeds

HSL order deadline this Friday!

If you’re a member of our Heritage Seed Library and have not yet placed your order, please be aware that the deadline for orders is this Friday – February 27th.

To order you can either use the online form here, print and return the order form in the catalogue, or call us on 024 7630 8210.

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Moneymaker tomato

Dr Andrew Collins analyses the EFS report on levels of pesticides residues in food

Garden Organic Trustee, Dr Andrew Collins, analyses The European Food Safety Authority (EFS) report on the levels of pesticide residues found in foods*.

The 27 member states of the EU, together with Norway and Iceland, carry out regular testing of a wide range of foods. Of the samples tested in 2012, 3.1% of conventionally produced and 0.8% of organic food samples contained pesticide residues above the legal limit: 85% of organic foods tested had no detectable residues compared with 53% of conventional foods.

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Master Composters

Join one of our Master Composter Training Sessions

Interested in spreading the word about composting? Why not join one of our next Master Composter training sessions for residents of the following counties - Warwickshire, Suffolk, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Norfolk

Master Composters are a group of volunteers who help raise public awareness of the benefits of composting, by encouraging more people to compost at home and help those who already compost to do so more effectively.

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Top of the Heap

Top of the Heap

Our marvellous Master Composters have been recognised in an on-line poll searching for the most influential people in the waste and resources industry. They came sixth in Resources magazine's annual 'Hot 100' list for 2014, which was based on the votes of more than 6,000 people.

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The Edible Garden Show, taking place from 20th to 22nd March 2015

Special ticket offer for Edible Garden Show to Garden Organic Members

The Edible Garden Show returns to Alexandra Palace next month with a special ticket offer for Garden Organic members. Simply enter the code GO25 when buying tickets online to get two tickets for £25, saving £15 off on the door prices!

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Rob Smith, The Big Allotment Challenge

Heritage Seed Library Guardian, Rob Smith, wins the BBC's Big Allotment Challenge

Garden Organic is delighted to see Rob Smith, our Heritage Seed Library Seed Guardian, crowned winner of the BBC's Big Allotment Challenge.

The finale saw the finalists growing and showing cauliflowers and cape gooseberries and our Heritage Seed Library's Trifetti Chilli featured in the 'eat' challenge.

Rob, a flight attendant, began growing heritage varieties after realising how much more taste they had. Rob says: "I realised that the heritage varieties I grew with my Grandad had so much more flavour, and tasted like the food we'd eaten as children."

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Euonymous Spindle Tree

The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme opens for applications

Budding professional gardeners can work and learn at many of the UK’s finest gardens as applications open for the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme. Starting in September 2015, 25 full-time and salaried placements are available, all offering a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on horticultural experience and industry-recognised qualifications.

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EU Seed Update

EU Seed Regulation discussed by EU Commission

Last Friday, 30th January, a meeting of NGOs & Commissioner Andriukaitis took place in Brussels to discuss the future of the EU Seed Regulations.

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Garden Organic launches new group packages at Ryton Organic Gardens

Garden Organic is launching three new group packages to help visitors get the most out of their day at Ryton Organic Gardens.

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