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The Oxford REAL Farming Conference

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!

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Metaldehyde slug pellets banned

DEFRA has announced that slug pellets containing metaldehyde will be banned from Spring 2020.

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Warren Street Primary School

Warren Street Primary wins Garden Site voucher prize

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.

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Fighting Fund Christmas Appeal

Christmas Fighting Fund Appeal

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.

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New proposals for pesticide authorisation

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.

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Do plant smells repel snails?

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.

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Risk of lack of pesticide regulation post Brexit

UK’s lack of readiness to regulate pesticides post-Brexit poses major risks to the environment and human health – claims a new report from PAN UK and the Food Research Collaboration.

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Helping children to develop healthy habits…

Helping children to develop healthy habits…

Garden Organic and Dole Packaged Foods Europe bring special Learning Garden to Bexley primary schools.

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Heritage Seed Library list 2019 is open!

2019 HSL seed list now online!

Many Heritage Seed Library members will have now received their printed copy of the 2019 seed list to browse and order from.
 
This year there is 154 varieties to choose from, including Uncle Bert's Purple Kale, described as 'delicious' with a slightly nutty flavour. For 2019 we have 11 new varieties available, including Green Vienna Kohl Rabi, dating back to the 19th century. Grown for it's enlarged spherical stem, this variety has green skin and crisp white flesh. Also new for 2019 is Blue Prussian Pea (round seeded).
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Purchase a special organic gift this Christmas

Support Garden Organic this Christmas

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.

Here are a few suggestions to inspire you!

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