We're delighted to announce the launch of our courses for 2019. We're offering a range of horticultural courses and next year will see the introduction of a brand new three part gardening series, covering seasonal gardening topics.
Garden Organic is represented on a number of important committees, groups and organisations in order to promote organic growing and campaign for a greater awareness of organic principles. Sometimes the progress is slow, sometimes frustrating, but always we speak with clarity on behalf of our members. See here for some of our current activities.
Chris is still getting carried away with the landscaping of his allotment plot, with a series of low raised beds that will aid his ambition to operate a no dig policy. Chris’ balcony garden is also going through changes, especially the trees around as autumn sets in. The seasonal planting both colour and edible has now been removed to make way for bulbs.
Garden Organic have been commissioned by HSBC to create two new gardens at the bank's offices in Birmingham. We will also be working with the bank employees, helping them to maintain the gardens, and training them to become organic Gardening Champions.
There’s never a dull moment at the Heritage Seed Library for our team. If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens to produce the little brown seed packets so coveted by HSL members, read on for a behind-the-scenes look at our highlights through the year.
1958 – Britain ends war time coal rationing, opens the first motorway and appoints the first woman to the House of Lords. On 30 October, another milestone was reached - the founding of HDRA, to lead the organic movement.
Congratulations to Clipper, producer of organic teas, who claim to have produced "the world’s first plastic-free, non-GM, unbleached tea bag." Now you can safely and effectively throw your tea bags on to the compost heap.
The Government's new Agricultural Bill is currently being discussed in Parliament. This is our last chance to ensure that organic farming is represented. As the draft Bill stands, there is no mention of the importance of organic techniques, nor of financial support for organic farmers.
Hosting wildlife in your garden has never been more important. This week’s celebration of wildlife gardening is set against some shock statistics - over half our farmland birds have disappeared and hedgehog numbers are down by 50%.