• Top Tips for July

    • To keep plants healthy - weed, water, and then mulch
    • Hoe weeds regularly to prevent seeds forming
    • Save water from salad and vegetable washing, for use on the garden
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  • Meet Jekka McVicar, Queen of Herbs, in this month’s podcast.

    Chris and Jekka chat over a cuppa, as he hears about her remarkable life in the world of growing herbs.  Did she really ride on the back of Jamie Oliver’s scooter? Play at Glastonbury?

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  • Worrying damage to plants from herbicide contamination in compost

    Worrying damage to plants from herbicide contamination in compost

    In 2019 gardeners noticed significant damage to some of their plants – particularly annual vegetables which showed weak and stunted growth.  It is thought the problem came from weedkiller residues remaining in compost and manure.

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  • A heartfelt thank you from our CEO

    A heartfelt message from our CEO, James Campbell

    I would like to thank all of our supporters and members for their kind words and encouragement throughout the unprecedented environment that we have found ourselves in. Members have asked me if there is any way they can help the charity during this time, for which I am incredibly grateful and heartened. If you are able to make a donation to the charity, this will make all the difference at this time and will enable us to continue to support organic growers across the country with their growing spaces and gardens that have provided much relief during this time.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

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