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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 - 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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Vinceremos - a partnership of exceptional vintage

A partnership of exceptional vintage

This year, Garden Organic and Vinceremos Organic Wines will have worked together for 30 years. To mark the occasion, Hannah Rogers chatted to Jem Gardener, Owner and Managing Director of Vinceremos, to find out more about the UK’s longest established organic wine specialist.

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Important update on Ryton Gardens - September 2018

In September last year we announced that the Garden Organic Board of Trustees had decided to review options for the whole Ryton site, including the land and buildings beyond the gardens, which might release the charity from the financial pressures of owning and managing the site. These pressures were increasingly restricting the charity’s ability to fulfil its principal charitable aims.

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Garden Organic team up with Naturally Good Food

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Naturally Good Food - the online wholefoods, organic and 'free from' specialists! From their eco-base in the deep green Warwickshire countryside, Naturally Good Food send the world’s best and healthiest foods all over Europe and beyond.

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