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The Organic Gardening Podcast summer special

In our summer special podcast, listen to Chris chatting with his old friend Mark Diacono. Mark is perhaps best known for his work at River Cottage, busy growing organic produce for the chefs and tv crews. He has a few tales to tell about working for demanding media types!

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Heritage Seed Library search for seed guardians

Our Heritage Seed Library needs you! Despite a challenging start to the year, the Heritage Seed Library team has been working hard to try to make up for lost time.
They're on the lookout for more Seed Guardians, do you have what it takes?

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You win some and you lose some

Lucy has been away from her allotment for a week and hard lessons have been learnt by all. Weeds have taken over and with a dry week the lettuces have died, read on to find out if anything survived on the allotment during a week off...

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We’re all going on a garden holiday!

With the summer holidays upon us and the kids facing even more time at home, why not tempt them away from their computer games and choose one of our five unique ‘days out’ that we have devised for your children to enjoy in their own back garden. From pond building to wildlife night rangers we have a range of fun-filled activities to keep you and the kids entertained this summer on a budget.

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Ryton research site is set to become the UK base of a major European sustainable food and farming project.

With Ryton's research facilities, this site is set to become the UK base of a major European sustainable food and farming project.

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Frugal Gardening

The virtues of the humble field bean

This week Anton gives a shout out to an unsung hero, the field bean. Field beans (Vicia faba) are exactly the same species as broad beans, however, they produce smaller pods with smaller beans but in much greater numbers. Find out more about why Anton finds them dependable...

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National Allotments Week 2020

Join us to celebrate National Allotments Week 2020 from 10th - 16th August.

We're excited to celebrate allotments and how they play a vital role in our health and wellbeing. From growing your own organic veg to encouraging wildlife into your surroundings we cover a range of advice, tips, and things to do to help incorporate wellbeing into your allotment and would love for you to get involved. 

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Planning ahead

Lucy prefers a growing space with a colourful mix of plants and flowers with no particular order, but she has been trying to plan ahead this week to prepare for vegetables all year round. 

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Frugal Gardening

Producing unusual house plants from a visit to the grocer’s

Turn your living room into that jungle you have always wanted with Anton's tips on how to produce exotic houseplants gathered from supermarkets.

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A real allotmenteer

Seven days away from the allotment has meant that the competitive weeds have taken over, but so have the delicious veggies. Find out which of the veggies Lucy's children were most excited by this week and why Lucy feels like a real allotmenteer!

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