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Shop organically for that special Christmas gift

Here at Garden Organic, we've had fun dipping into some of our partners' winter gifts catalogue and sending Santa our wish list. The Organic Gardening Catalogue offer a wide range gardening gifts, whilst Teemill produce a range ethically sourced clothing made from 100% organic cotton and Vinceremos offer a selection of fabulous organic wines and spirits.

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Biona Organics

Biona Organic Vegetarian Food - The Roots of Good Food

We're delighted to offer our members and supporters 25% off their first shop with Biona Organics. Biona produce 100% organic, ethically and sustainably sourced food.

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The Organic Gardening Podcast - survey

Do you listen to the podcast?  We’d like to hear your thoughts about it.

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November podcast is here!

Tune in to the latest Organic Gardening podcast.  You'll enjoy hearing Chris chat with wildlife gardening expert Kate Bradbury, as they discuss how to share your plot with creatures great and small.

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One man & his organic plot - November 2019

As autumn kicks in, Chris starts to reflect on the growing season and ponders over what worked, what didn't, what he has learnt and what has given him the most pleasure. But also, like all good gardeners, Chris is looking to the future and already planning for next spring. 

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The dangerous 'cocktail effect' of pesticides

A quarter of the UK’s food contains pesticide cocktails.  These are residues of multiple chemicals added during the crop’s growing life.  This ‘cocktail effect’ is not examined by the government safety agency - despite evidence that these cocktails can harm human health and wildlife.

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Worrying news about the decline in UK's wildlife

Over 40 per cent of the UK’s wildlife species have declined since 1970.  A loss driven primarily by changes in agriculture and the ongoing effects of climate change.

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Garden Organic launch For Peat's Sake campaign

Can you help us to end the use of peat in horticulture?

Over 95% of the UK’s peat bogs have become degraded or destroyed. This not only wipes out these rare ecosystems – wild areas which are home to a wealth of plants, birds and insects – but also rapidly increases our carbon emissions.

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Study links Glyphosate to breast cancer

A newly published study adds to the ever-growing pile of evidence which shows glyphosate causes cancer.  This time it’s breast cancer.

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October podcast - get listening!

It's a bumper harvest in this month’s podcast.
Chris and Sarah discuss the fun of saving your own seed – it’s free, it works, and you’ll know that next year’s plants will be organic.  Other practical tips include how to prune raspberries, make leafmould, and protect brassicas from those pesky pigeons!

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