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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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At the end of 2018, the Garden Organic Board of Trustees set an ambitious Five Year Strategic Plan for the charity. As part of this strategy, we will be exploring a number of potential opportunities to widen access to our organic horticultural knowledge.

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Slug pellets - a win for organic!

As from this month, the poisonous slug pellets containing metaldehyde have been withdrawn from sale. From now on, in the UK, you can only buy pellets containing ferric phosphate.  Many of these have been designated as being suitable use for use in organic gardening.  This is a triumph for organic growers, who have long campaigned for the ban of toxic metaldehyde.

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One man and his organic plot - July

One man & his organic plot - July 2019

Now July has arrived, Chris is sitting back a little and enjoying the fruits of his labour. He is feeling very satisfied with an abundance of fresh lettuce, spinach and rocket for his evening salads. There is still work to be done with composting to tend to and still time to sow crops in containers.

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Henry Dimbleby launches vision for National Food Strategy

Henry Dimbleby – co-founder of restaurant chain Leon and of the Sustainable Restaurant Association – has been appointed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove to lead the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years.

He will investigate the entire food system, from field to fork, and consider what changes are needed to ensure that it:

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The organic gardening podcast

The July podcast is here!

This month Chris and Sarah discuss Summer maintenance and the gentle jobs which allow you to keep on top of your growing area, whilst enjoying the fruits of summer.

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Everyday banking with values - Triodos bank

Everyday banking with Values – Triodos Bank

Our friends and partners at Triodos Bank have supported Garden Organic for many years and share our belief that the best option to protect our food supplies, environment, health and wellbeing is to use organic growing methods.

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Big Barn - Discover local food

Discover local seasonal fresh food from local producers with Big Barn - the UK’s no.1 local food website.
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Join Gardenwatch survey

Gardenwatch is a nationwide citizen science project which aims to create a picture of the wildlife found in gardens across the country.

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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

One man & his organic plot - June 2019

For Chris, June has been consumed, mainly by two things. The first has been setting up the balcony garden and of course, the second has been the weather! I will concentrate the opening of this blog on one of my favourite places in the world, my humble balcony.

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