This year’s Oxford REAL Farming Conference was a humdinger. More sessions than ever, sell out attendance, a visit from The Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove - meant two days packed with over 100 sessions and 200 speakers. And Garden Organic was there!
This term pupils at Warren Street Primary, winners of our Food Growing Schools London summer Grow Your Own Picnic competition, gratefully accepted a £500 voucher prize donated by Garden Site, to put towards their school food growing efforts.
Thank you for supporting our charity throughout 2018, the year that marked our 60th anniversary. We have taken time to reflect on the year’s campaigns and would like to share some of our successes with you.
Following the controversy about the renewal of glyphosate last year, the European Parliament set up a Special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides. It was clear the process lacked transparency. The first recommendations to address the issue have now been made.
Why are some seedlings more commonly eaten by slugs and snails? It is often thought to be down to taste. But new research from the University of Plymouth suggests it may be the smells produced by young seedlings that attract the molluscs.
As you plan your festive celebrations, there are many different ways you can provide extra support to Garden Organic by shopping with one of our handful of carefully selected, organic and ethical suppliers.
Back in April, we asked Garden Organic members if they were interested in supporting the Pesticide Free Towns campaign. Led by PAN UK, the campaign was centred on the London local elections, held in May. The response was fantastic ......