News

A call to save the UK's wild flower meadows

Plantlife and the Magnificent Meadows partnership have published the Grasslands Action Plan, calling on government to play a part in protecting ancient meadows and committing to help restore 120,000 more hectares.

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Bumblebees fare better in urban areas rather than on agricultural land

Research has shown that bumblebee colonies in urban areas not only produce more offspring than those on agricultural land, but have more food stores, fewer invasions from parasitic “cuckoo” bumblebees, and survive for longer.

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EU organic regulations revised and adopted

After many years of discussion and negotiation, the revised EU Organic Regulations have been officially adopted.

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Mega-merger of Bayer and Monsanto given approval

The German chemical company Bayer is nearing the completion of its purchase of Monsanto, despite concerns held by many.

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MYharvest returns!

Once again, Garden Organic is urging growers to measure their successes.  Weigh your fruit and veg as you pick them throughout the season, and record your triumphs.

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One man and his organic plot_June 2018

One man & his organic plot - June 2018

After a busy few weeks at Malvern and Chelsea Flower shows Chris is now able to relax a little. However not for long as it's back to allotment to tend to his overgrown allotment and the onslaught of bindweed and horsetail!

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Multicultural veg - exotic and delicious

Why grow exotic vegetables? Perhaps it's the novelty.  Not many growers in this country can put their own sweet potato or chickpeas on the table. 

Or perhaps you like the challenge? achocha and dudi can test your organic horticultural skills. The former makes a delicious lemony smoothie, and have you ever eaten a young dudi, stuffed with herbs and goats cheese?  

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Garden Organic AGM and Diamond Jubilee Members' Day

Celebrating 60 years – AGM & Diamond Jubilee Members’ Day

Our Diamond Jubilee is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of Garden Organic. More than 150 people attended the Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day, which was rounded off with a celebration of our charity’s 60th anniversary.

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Cambridgshire Master Composters

Master Composters are coming to Cambridgeshire!

Garden Organic are thrilled to be launching its nationally recognised volunteer Master Composter programme in Cambridgeshire thanks to funding from Amey, Anglian Water and support from Cambridgeshire County Council.

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New data protection regulations

Protecting your personal information has always been very important to Garden Organic.  We know that lots of companies will be contacting you at this time about changes in data protection regulations that come into force on the 25th May.  The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are designed to give you more control over how your data is used. We have been working very hard behind the scenes at assessing and updating our data processes and practices to ensure that our high standards are upheld and we are fully compliant.

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