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Celebrate World Soil Day with us!

World Soil Day is celebrated today, 5th December. 95% of our food comes from the soil, but a third of our global soils are already degraded. Poor farming practices that are dependent on agrichemicals do little to help build up soil health and resilience...

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2022 Heritage Seed Library seed list now online!

Many Heritage Seed Library members will have now received their electronic copy of the 2022 seed list to browse and choose their favourite varieties from.

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More bad news for solitary bees

There’s more bad news for bees exposed to pesticides. Recent studies in the US show that solitary bees can ingest pesticide-laced pollen twice (as larvae and as adults) and consequently suffer a terrifying 75% decline in populations when exposed over 2 generations. 

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It’s down on the farm for our December podcast!

Grab your coat and wellies as we head down to one of the UK’s best known organic farms, owned by Helen Browning, Head of the Soil Association. 

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Free Weleda gift set worth £30

Free Weleda skin care gift set worth over £30 for new members

In partnership with Weleda we're delighted to offer this exclusive gift set worth over £30 with new memberships.*

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New report shows peat-free opportunity for horticulture industry

Garden Organic are pleased to be featured in a new report published by the IUCN UK Peatland Programme showcasing successes in peat-free horticulture. 'Peat-free Horticulture – Demonstrating Success' is now the third publication in the series and was launched as part of the UNFCCC COP26 Peatland Pavilion in November 2021.

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Down to Earth - Alive and Kicking.

Down to Earth - Alive and Kicking

Kim Stoddart explains how to nurture microbial life for the health and vitality of plants, person, and planet...

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Global call to ban the use of peat in compost - National Trusts' joint statement

During COP26, The National Trust teamed up with National Trusts from around the world to call for an urgent ban on the use of peat in compost. Organisations from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Guernsey, Indonesia and Jersey are among those calling for the ban to help tackle the nature and climate crises.

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Taking pesticides off the supermarket shelves

Last year, we supported a movement to stop supermarkets from selling pesticide products. We are delighted to report that two retail giants, the Co-op and Waitrose, have now committed to removing all high-risk synthetic pesticides from their gardening range.

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The Organic Gardening Podcast - a gorgeous November episode

This month's podcast is packed with listening goodies. We explore the secret world of bees and how gardeners can help mitigate the climate emergency.

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