Food Growing Schools London

London schools celebrate food growing success at City Hall

From strawberry jam to tomato ketchup, and the great British apple to winter salad bags - young entrepreneurs from 10 London schools shared their food growing skills with the public at City Hall on Thursday 13 October 2016. They represent the increasing number of London students experiencing the huge benefits of food growing since the launch of Food Growing Schools: London in 2013.

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Free entry to Ryton Organic Gardens on Sundays

From this weekend (29th October), visitors can enjoy free entry to Ryton Organic Gardens at the weekend, accessing the gardens via the café. Unfortunately the shop will be closed but Stockpot café will be open as usual.

The gardens are the perfect destination for anyone interested in seeing the principles and practices of organic gardening whilst enjoying the beautiful autumn colours.

You can read more about the gardens here.

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Glyphosate: the latest scientific review

In a “state of the science” review released this week, Pesticide Action Network(PAN) International reveals the true extent of the adverse effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on human health and the environment. This review supports Garden Organic's concerns, and the actions of our members who have supported the campaign to ban the herbicide.

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tulip ecobulbs

Bulbs for the organic grower

If you’re looking to introduce some splashes of spring colour into your organic garden, the autumn months are the perfect time to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs. Bulbs such as narcissi and crocus can provide many years of colour, requiring little attention, and are often the first things to appear in the garden each year - heralding the welcome arrival of spring.

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earthworm watch

‘Earthworm Watch’ returns to unearth the secrets of soil health

The Autumn re-launch of ‘Earthworm Watch’ is set to inspire an army of gardeners and other citizen scientists across the UK to record the diversity of earthworms hidden beneath our feet!

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Volunteer Masters Conference goconf16

Celebrating a year of achievement

Every year, Garden Organic invites the charity’s volunteer Master Gardeners, Master Composters, Food Buddies and Growing Buddies from across the UK to join them in celebrating another inspirational year of spreading the word on organic food growing, food preparation and home composting. As the sun sets on this years’ event, we take a look at some of the highlights of the day, and hear from those involved.

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Chris Collins, Garden Organic, Head of Horticulture

10 minutes with Chris Collins, GO's Head of Horticulture

Garden Organic's new Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins has a CV most gardeners can only dream of, taking in two Royal Botanic Gardens and the green space at 'The Queen's church' Westminster Abbey.

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Lawrence Hills HDRA

Reviewing our members' experiments

Since Garden Organic's origins in 1958, our members have played a vital role in the research and development of organic horticulture. Over the years, thousands of you have taken part in Members' Experiments investigating an amazing range of topics.

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organic growing buddies

Now recruiting volunteers in Breckland!

Breckland Council and national charity Garden Organic have launched a new scheme to create a network of volunteer ‘Growing Buddies’, to support older people and vulnerable residents in growing and gardening activities as part of the Breckland Master Gardeners Project.

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organic vegetables

Independent businesses key to organic success

Recent research from Nielsen has shown that the UK’s organic market is likely to reach and exceed a value of £2 billion by the end of this year, with a considerable percentage of that thanks to independents.

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