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Southwark gardeners

Southwark residents invited to learn how to grow their own organic food

Garden Organic is launching a series of free workshops for Southwark residents as part of the charity’s Southwark Food Poverty project.

The workshops, taking place throughout November and December, focus on different aspects of organic food growing and include; The £10 Garden, for those on a tight budget; Vertical Veg, exploring how to make the most of a small growing space; and Cutting Edge Veg, covering how to grow veg from other countries.

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Research reveals worrying levels of glyphosate in Europe's soils

A new research study shows that nearly half of Europe’s top soil contains glyphosate residues, demonstrating the persistence of this harmful herbicide chemical. Soil samples in the UK were some of the most polluted. Next week, the EU parliament will vote on whether to relicense glyphosate.

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Heritage Seed Library list 2017

Exciting news from the Heritage Seed Library...

We’re currently putting the final touches to the 2018 Heritage Seed Library seed list. With 158 varieties available in total, including a record 19 new, this year is looking set to be one of the best and most exciting lists yet!

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Abel and Cole - How to eat brilliantly

How to eat brilliantly with Abel & Cole

We've teamed up with Ebury Publishing and Abel & Cole to offer you a range of scrumptious recipes from their new cookbook - How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day. This inspiring book contains a range of tasty organic recipes suitable for all the family!

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Diary of a seed saver

Diary of a seed saver

Seed Guardian Adam Alexander shares the secrets of his year of successful seed saving.

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One man & his plot - Part 6

One Man & his organic plot - Part Six

Walking down to the allotment the scent of autumn is certainly in the air and the first tinges of yellows and red are showing in the deciduous trees. The great sleep approaches, somehow I feel a little bit jealous, and the idea of kipping through the dark months seems a pretty good one to me.

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How safe are garden centre plants?

How safe are garden centre plants?

Sarah Brown unpicks the recent worrying research about pesticide residues in garden centre plants.

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Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project

Charity helps preserve ancient orchards

When Garden Organic teamed with the Three Counties Traditional Orchard project to help restore declining orchards, something very inspiring happened.

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Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist

Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of ‘dosing whole landscapes’ and must change.

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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Garden Organic scoops five star award at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

The Garden Organic team enjoyed three busy days at the weekend for the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. It was great to receive visits to the stand from so many of our members and it was a pleasure to be supported by volunteer members from in and around Harrogate. The trip was topped off by winning a five-star award for our Trade Stand for outstanding presentation and originality!

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