News

Major advances in the fight against neonics

This week, two important steps have been made in the fight to rid our gardens and countryside of damaging neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Organic Market Report 2017

A recent report from the Soil Association reveals that the UK organic market increased by over 7% in 2016 to £2.09bn. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth. However, the amount of land farmed organically in the UK has declined.

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Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Study shows almost all farms could significantly cut chemical use while producing as much food, in a major challenge to the billion-dollar pesticide industry.

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One man & his organic plot

Our Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins takes us on his allotment journey...

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Wishing all of our members a productive growing year...

The Heritage Seed Library has now completed all seed orders for this year, dispatching around 20,000 packets of heritage seed to our members to grow and enjoy. Members were able to choose from 158 varieties on offer this year, with Kent Blue pea a particular favourite.

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Master Gardeners

Leicestershire master Gardeners are recruiting for volunteers!

Leicestershire Master Gardeners have received the good news that their contract has been renewed for the next three years with Leicestershire County Council Public Health. Due to this news they are now recruiting for new volunteers across Leicestershire.

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EU advises that glyphosate is safe - despite independent research findings

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced that glyphosate is not carcinogenic - despite the reports of over 90 independent scientists, evidence of cancer in two separate studies on mice, and a classification from the IARC (International Agency for Research into Cancer) that the chemical is 'probably carcinogenic'.

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Garden Organic's 2016 AGM at the Green Britain Centre

Garden Organic AGM and Members’ Day programme announced

Members of Garden Organic are invited to attend the charity’s Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day on Thursday 18th May, taking place this year at Doddington Hall and Gardens near Lincoln.

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New Study Shows Sequence of Exposure to Pesticides Affects Toxicity

For the first time scientists have proved that pesticides interact - even when they have different chemical make up and are applied at different times. This results in a build-up of related damage in surrounding wildlife.

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golding growing buddies; inspiring wellbeing award; community growing

Golding Growing Buddies win top award

Garden Organic’s Golding Growing Buddies project has topped the Community category in the inaugural Inspiring Wellbeing Awards. The Wellbeing Awards recognise the very best, innovating and inspiring interactions within the field of wellbeing.

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