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Advertise your seed swap event with us

Are you running a seed swap next year?

If so, we will be happy to include the details in our next Heritage Seed Library seed list published in December.

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We're recruiting for our Master Gardener & Master Composter programme

We're recruiting for volunteers in Shropshire & Norfolk

We're recruiting in Shropshire & Norfolk for composting & gardening enthusiasts to join our Master Composter & Master Gardener programme. Become part of a friendly network of volunteers and deliver workshops at schools, talks to local groups and give advice at events. Training sessions are being held at the end of September.

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Sale of Ryton Gardens to Coventry University

We are pleased to confirm that a full sale of the site has been completed with our key tenant and long-term partner Coventry University.

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September podcast is here

Enjoy our discussions on sowing green manures, picking and storing your harvest - plus a great interview with plantsman Adam Alexander.

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organic vegetables

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: pesticides in food

If you are worried about the level of pesticides in the food you buy, a handy list will help you choose wisely.  Compiled by PAN UK, it shows those crops with the highest mix of pesticide residues (the Dirty Dozen) and those with the lowest (Clean Fifteen.)

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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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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

One man & his organic plot - September 2019

It’s full steam ahead again for Chris this month. He has a list of jobs planned for September, including the creation of a small pond down at the allotment, a new look for his balcony garden and turning his compost heap. Chris will also be experimenting with edible perennials on his allotment.

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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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