Winter berries

Go green for Christmas and save money

For many households, the festive season is a time when more waste than usual is produced. We wanted to share a few simple tips and swaps to help you reduce waste, save you money and give you a greener, merrier Christmas.

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peat free peat ban

New report reveals damning statistics on the industry’s move to peat-free composts

A new report reveals just how badly the horticultural industry is progressing in the move towards peat-free growing media. It makes depressing reading. Researchers from Coventry University found that progress towards the ‘voluntary’ targets to ban peat from horticulture, set by the government in 2010, is woefully slow. 

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“My little piece of the planet". The well-being benefits from allotment gardening

A recent study from Sheffield University shows the many ways in which allotment growing benefits individuals as well as society.

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organic farming

Partnership between UN FAO and agrochemical industry causes concern

Garden Organic have added their signature to a letter to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), urging them to drop their proposed partnership with CropLife – an organisation which represents the agrochemical industry. 

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1 hour online waste reduction presentations for schools

Our wonderful community engagement team are still working hard on projects that are committed to finding new ways to deliver workshops on organic and sustainable growing and waste management practices to reach people despite continued and ever-changing restrictions.

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Winter salads – top tips for growing organic salads indoors

If you’ve enjoyed growing your own fresh organic food this summer, don’t be fooled into thinking it has to stop over the winter. You can keep your household in organic salads and greens without venturing outside. Not only are they easy to grow indoors, but they will sprout and keep you in healthy vitamins within weeks of sowing.

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Drawing to a close… for now!

Join Lucy for her closing blog as she reflects on this year's achievements and failures. Read on to find out whether Lucy will return to the allotment next year. 

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Autumn brings a change in weather to the allotment

Despite spending very little time on the allotment due to the torrential rain, Lucy has found plenty to keep her entertained indoors, including, discovering what the rather unusual Achocha vegetable looks like.

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Sharing is caring, so we are told...

Lucy had some visitors on the allotment last weekend and it turns out that she was forced to share her space and precious harvest with some hungry wildlife...

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Preparing your organic garden for winter

When nights get longer than days (after the autumn equinox) it’s time to prepare your growing area for winter.
Grab those last few sunny days, embrace the chill and relish the chance to get outside. Find out more about a few jobs you need to be doing now, to start your preparation.

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