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Highgrove

Highgrove summer tour - last remaining tickets

We now have just four tickets remaining for our private tour around the beautiful and extensive organic gardens at TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s private residence, Highgrove, taking place on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

One man & his organic plot - August 2019

Chris's hard work from the earlier part of the year is really paying off. He's been busy harvesting his bounty from the allotment, with an incredible abundance of cucumbers, courgettes, carrots, potatoes and after a slow start even the runner beans have caught up. It's been a busy couple of months for Chris so it's time for him to take a break from the usual routines and grab a holiday!

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Coventry partnership

Garden Organic supports community partnership in Coventry

Garden Organic's Education Department has been supporting a partnership led by Coventry Public Health and Think Active, with an aim to make a difference to the residents of Foleshill by enabling them to access their local spaces, encourage more physical activity both within and outside of school, and empower parents to participate in fun activities with their children and encourage overall wellbeing.

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Concerns for food supplies after No-Deal Brexit

Garden Organic’s President, Prof Tim Lang, calls on the Government to publish its planning for disruptions to food supply following a no-deal Brexit on 31st October. "If (the) level of disruption continued for 2–3 months, the effects would be unprecedented in peacetime."

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Metaldehyde slug pellets - ban overturned

In an extraordinary move, the government has withdrawn the ban on metaldehyde slug pellets.

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GMO worries

Leaving the EU means we could lose the right to choose on GM crops.

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UK Flower Farmers' Big Weekend

For the sheer joy and beauty, nothing beats a bunch of flowers.  But it's important to think about flowers as we do food - buying seasonal and locally-grown blooms.

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Good neighbours! We celebrate National Allotment Week (12 - 18 August)

The close proximity of allotment sites can be challenging.  But it is also a great opportunity for organic growers to share their expertise.

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RSA final report on Food, Farming and the Countryside

The Royal Society for the Arts has presented it's final report on Food, Farming and the Countryside.  It argues that "The actions we take in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing are now critical."

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We are all farmers now

An exciting new paper from Sussex University asks the government to consider radical changes in approaches to food growing.

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