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Growing Calm - Healing gardens

Rachel is back with the fourth blog in her 'Growing Calm' series. Rachel writes about how people are discovering, some for the first time, the restorative effect that gardening can have. Rather than demanding our directed attention, gardens and the nature within them provide us with the opportunity to allow our minds to freely wander or focus, the involuntary attention providing us with a mental holiday from the demands of life. 

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Frugal Gardening

Frugal gardening

Last year, me and my partner, Cressida moved to her late father’s house which has a beautiful garden– he was a very dedicated gardener and we really wanted to continue his legacy. Part of the garden has eight raised beds dedicated to vegetable growing

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National Gardening Week

Join us and celebrate National Gardening Week

From the 27th April – 3rd May we’ll be joining in with the country’s biggest celebration of gardening.

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On the allotment - The plot

What a fantastic week it’s been for gardening, I’m having to hold myself back from planting everything out too early. At this point my homemade cold frame and temporary greenhouse is bursting at the seams (literally unfortunately). I love seeing everything looking so vibrant and full of so much promise, I can totally forget about slugs, snails, and challenges to come!

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A message from our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales

A message from our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales

We are very appreciative of the following message received from HRH The Prince of Wales, acknowledging these challenging times. We wanted to share this message with our loyal members and supporters - thank you.

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Starting to grow - a beginners journey

I’ll start by saying, not only is this a beginner’s attempt at organic gardening, but gardening in general. A little about me, to give you a little context. I am by no means a gardening guru but merely a young marketing grasshopper willing to learn and relying on the advice from Garden Organic.

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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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On the Allotment with Lucy Shepherd

On the Allotment - highs and lows of family vegetable growing

Join us every Friday for 'On the Allotment'. On the Allotment is part of our lockdown blog series and is written by Lucy Shepherd, Seed Officer for the Heritage Seed Library. Follow Lucy as she writes about the highs and lows of family vegetable growing on her allotment and at home. Something that many of us can relate to during this current time.

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April podcast

May Podcast - No Dig with Charles Dowding

Our hugely popular podcast features an interview with the 'No Dig' guru, Charles Dowding.

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