News

  • Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist

    Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of ‘dosing whole landscapes’ and must change.

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  • Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

    Garden Organic scoops five star award at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

    The Garden Organic team enjoyed three busy days at the weekend for the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. It was great to receive visits to the stand from so many of our members and it was a pleasure to be supported by volunteer members from in and around Harrogate. The trip was topped off by winning a five-star award for our Trade Stand for outstanding presentation and originality!

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  • Organic fruit and veg urged for schools

    A new report by Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) reveals that the fruit and vegetables given to four-to-six year olds via a government scheme aimed at promoting healthy eating habits contained residues of 123 different pesticides. These include suspected endocrine disruptors which interfere with hormone systems, known carcinogens, and organophosphates that can negatively affect children’s cognitive development.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.