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The Organic Gardening podcast has won the Garden Media Guild Radio Broadcast or Podcast of the Year Award 2020

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we have won the Garden Media Guild Radio Broadcast or Podcast of the Year Award 2020 for The Organic Gardening Podcast!

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Garden Organic signs peat ban letter to George Eustace, Environment Secretary

Garden Organic has signed a letter to the government calling for a complete ban on peat in garden compost in the next five years. We joined Monty Don, as well as other organisations such as The National Trust, Friends of the Earth, The RHS and Plantlife, in writing to George Eustace, Environment Secretary, after new figures show the government has missed its target on banning peat for gardeners by 2020.

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New report reveals damning statistics on the industry’s move to peat-free composts

A new report reveals just how badly the horticultural industry is progressing in the move towards peat-free growing media. It makes depressing reading. Researchers from Coventry University found that progress towards the ‘voluntary’ targets to ban peat from horticulture, set by the government in 2010, is woefully slow. 

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“My little piece of the planet". The well-being benefits from allotment gardening

A recent study from Sheffield University shows the many ways in which allotment growing benefits individuals as well as society.

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Partnership between UN FAO and agrochemical industry causes concern

Garden Organic have added their signature to a letter to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), urging them to drop their proposed partnership with CropLife – an organisation which represents the agrochemical industry. 

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The HSL 2021 Seed List is almost ready...

HSL 2021 Seed List - we’re almost ready

Despite the challenges we have faced this year we are pleased to announce that our Heritage Seed Library seed list is almost there, in time for its release on the 1st December. You’ll have 149 varieties to choose from, of which 62 are certified organic and 18 are brand new to the list this year.

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Garden Organic appoints new Director of Organic Horticulture

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Donald Murray as Director of Organic Horticulture. Don will be responsible for Garden Organic's development and implementation of an organic horticultural strategy. We are absolutely delighted that he will be our lead spokesperson for our campaigning work and will be in charge of spreading organic and sustainable horticulture knowledge throughout the country.

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1 hour online waste reduction presentations for schools

Our wonderful community engagement team are still working hard on projects that are committed to finding new ways to deliver workshops on organic and sustainable growing and waste management practices to reach people despite continued and ever-changing restrictions.

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Winter salads – top tips for growing organic salads indoors

If you’ve enjoyed growing your own fresh organic food this summer, don’t be fooled into thinking it has to stop over the winter. You can keep your household in organic salads and greens without venturing outside. Not only are they easy to grow indoors, but they will sprout and keep you in healthy vitamins within weeks of sowing.

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Drawing to a close… for now!

Join Lucy for her closing blog as she reflects on this year's achievements and failures. Read on to find out whether Lucy will return to the allotment next year. 

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