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The world's first non-plastic, non GMO, tea bag?

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.

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Last chance to support organic farming

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.

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Does eating organic food reduce the risk of cancer?

A new study appears to link eating organic food with a reduced risk of developing cancer. 

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Wild About Gardens Week 22 - 28 October

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%.

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Recyclable plant pots - are they the answer?

Plastic pollution has been a high-profile issue in 2018, and the ubiquitous black plant pot is one of the worst offenders.  Garden centres are now planning to replace them with plastic that can be recycled.  But is this enough?

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Kim Stoddart, Editor of Garden Organic member magazine The Organic Way

New editor for The Organic Way

Garden Organic are delighted to announce that we have recently appointed Kim Stoddart to the role of editor of the charity’s member magazine, The Organic Way.

A committed organic grower and experienced journalist, Kim was the perfect fit for the role, which will see her first magazine arrive with members this month.

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Why Triodos Supports Sustainable Food

Why Triodos Supports Sustainable Food

The food we produce can have a huge influence on our environment.  Whether that impact is positive, or negative is down to the choices we make in how that food is grown and by whom. Triodos Bank is supporting the incredibly valuable efforts of independent food growers and producers who are helping to create our sustainable food future.

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allium leaf miner; allium leaf minor; leak disease

Allium leaf miner - tracking the progress of this new pest

If you have grown leeks in the last few years, you may have noticed a relatively new pest on the scene. The leaves twist, the plants distort, then if you are unlucky, they collapse leaving debris infested with small creamy maggots and brown pupae. It is all quite demoralising, watching this happen, when leeks used to be a relatively easy crop to grow through the winter. The pest is allium leaf miner, and was first sited in the Midlands in 2002.

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Proposed Agricultural Bill post-Brexit

A new Agriculture Bill has been presented to parliament - in response to Brexit. This bill could shape the future of farming, and our countryside, for future generations. Sadly, there appears no recognition of the importance of organic growing.

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One man and his organic plot - October 2018

One man & his organic plot - October 2018

Chris has had an adventurous summer with lots going on and in that time attended 14 flower shows as well as an incredible trip to Japan! However as the first tinges of autumn start to set in, Chris is starting to think about his plans for the winter period.
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