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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Peter Melchett- one of the organic movement's leading voices

Garden Organic would like to echo the tributes made to organic campaigner, Peter Melchett, who died last week.

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Calling all Cumbrian Composters!

Garden Organic, the national charity for organic growing, is thrilled to be expanding its nationally recognised volunteer Master Composter programme in Cumbria thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council.  The Master Composter programme is part of the council’s strategy to reduce the burden of waste from the county, by teaching more people how to compost their own waste at home.

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Places available for Certificate in Organic Horticulture, last chance to sign up!

Following a successful first year, horticultural education and training experts, The BEST in Horticulture Group will be running their Certificate in Organic Horticulture again, starting this autumn.

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Heritage Seed Library on BBC Gardeners World tonight!

Heritage Seed Library features on BBC Gardeners World

Thursday's episode of BBC Gardeners World included a feature on our Seed Guardian Adam Alexander and his role preserving heritage veg through the Heritage Seed Library.

Viewers were able to share in Adam's passion of saving seeds, and got a glimpse of his productive growing area.

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Bees found to acquire a taste for pesticides

Study shows bee develop preference for pesticides

Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food that can be compared to nicotine addiction in smokers, say scientists. The more of the nicotine-like chemicals they consume, the more they appear to want, a study has shown.

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What can seed saving do for you?

Seed saving is often viewed as a bit of a dark art even amongst those that are experienced at growing their own food. However, it seems that this practice is more widespread than we believed ....

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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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