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Growing Calm blog - Wildlife in the garden

The Wonder of Wildlife

It’s been a day of fruit tree maintenance for me. I have a very small orchard – two pear trees, two apples, a couple of cherries and a plum. With a line of black currant bushes marching down the middle. Whilst checking for dead and diseased branches I spotted an earwig, hiding behind the glorious white-as-snow pear blossom. And I remembered Dave Goulson’s words on these tiny, much maligned creatures.

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Garden Organic and Viridian Nutrition launch partnership

Garden Organic and Viridian Nutrition launch partnership

Partnership encourages people to reconnect with nature and nurture their own organic spaces 

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Growing Calm blog

Growing Calm - A view from a window...

Join us every Wednesday and restore some Growing Calm to your day by reading our blog. Our first blog: A view from a window is written by Rachel Phillips-Street. Rachel’s blog gives us an insight into how she is engaging with nature to maintain health and happiness during this uncertain period of time.

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April podcast

April Podcast - tips for gardening during lock down

Tune in for our top tips for gardening during lockdown. Chris and Sarah guide us through creating an instant veg patch and share their ideas of garden activities that you can do at home with the children.

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Charity Update

We're still here...

As we enter our second week of ‘lock down’ we wanted to let our members and supporters know what we’ve done as a charity to keep our important work continuing as seamlessly as possible, and where we are experiencing challenges.

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Demonstration garden update

Demonstration Garden Update

Upon the completion of the sale of Ryton my team and I were excited to be able to start work on the new demonstration garden. Whilst it is considerably smaller, the chance to begin something from scratch encompassing all of the organic principles was a challenge the team and our volunteers were really relishing.

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Pesticides are turning gardens into toxic environments.

Supermarkets across the UK are being urged to remove harmful pesticides such as bug killers, lawn treatments and weed killers from their shelves over fears that gardens are being turned into toxic environments.

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2020 horticultural courses - available to book now!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our courses for 2020. We're offering a range of engaging horticultural courses covering seasonal gardening topics, including seed saving with our experts from the Heritage Seed Library.

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Growing Flowers and People Organically

Jo Wright, founding director of Organic Blooms, tells us about her nine-acre Soil Association-certified, cut flower farm in South Gloucestershire

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organic gardening podcast

March podcast - meet Gardeners' World presenter, Joe Swift

Be sure to catch our bumper March episode - includes an interview with Joe Swift, plus seed sowing made easy.

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