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The Oxford Real Farming Conference

In the first week in January, Oxford becomes the hub for farming folk to gather. There is the NUF conference, where the emphasis is on the politics of farming as a business, and down the road the Oxford Real Farming Conference. Here farmers and growers gather to discuss how to keep the land productive for wildlife as well as the farmer. Organic, sustainable, re-wilding and agroecology were all the buzz words.

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Make 2017 the year you master your organic garden!

Organic growing can be a fantastic and rewarding pastime - as well as producing lovely flowers and food it can help you relax, take stock and escape the pressures of daily life.

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Innovative growing project to support migrants

Leicestershire Master Gardeners have been involved in setting up an innovative project in Oadby, where a local multicultural group is coordinating an effort to connect residents at a migrants’ hostel with local people.

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Enjoy a greener Christmas

For many households, Christmas is a time when more waste than usual is produced. Read our handy frequently asked questions for advice on what to do with your dinner left-overs, your wrapping paper, you Christmas cards and your Christmas tree.

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Shop organically this Christmas

If you're looking to buy organic and ethical gifts this Christmas, we would recommend shopping from The Organic Gardening Catalogue. To help you choose, we encouraged staff to send Santa their wishes, here's what they chose...

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World Soil Day

World Soil Day falls on Monday December 5th. Garden Organic will be celebrating, along with all other organic growers who recognise that a healthy soil is at the heart of healthy growing. Download our free Soil Pack, which helps you to understand your soil and how to manage it - the organic way!

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100% organic ethical clothing

Garden Organic clothing store now open!

We’re delighted to say that we now have a fantastic range of clothes and accessories now available to buy. The range, designed by ethical clothing company Rapannui, includes t-shirts, jumpers, hoodies, tea towels and cotton bags. All items are specifically designed for Garden Organic and are made from 100% organic, ethically sourced cotton.

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Volunteers needed to help spread the word about composting

People across Leicestershire are being invited to become “compost ambassadors” to encourage local residents to reduce their waste and help protect the environment. The aim of the scheme is to educate people about the value and benefits of home composting. This environmentally friendly process reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, saves money and helps to improve soil fertility.

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Get your winter vitamin fix!

Things tend to slow up in the garden at this time of year, with the more tedious tidying jobs taking priority, however that need not be the case! If you need your fresh green salad fix in the dark days of winter, then don’t despair. Some seeds will still germinate under cover. From oriental leaves to winter spinach and cress – your vitamin intake will stay intact.

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Green Apple Award for Master Composters

Master Composters scoop top award!

Garden Organic and Norfolk County Council’s Master Composter programme this month won a silver Green Apple award at a prestigious ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament for a joint programme with Love Food Hate Waste.

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