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Devastating climate impact of peat in UK horticulture

New analysis by The Wildlife Trusts has calculated the shocking impacts of extracting peat for use in horticulture.

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For Peat's Sake campaign update

New potting compost labelling scheme launched

The horticultural industry has announced new measures to help gardeners choose their potting composts wisely.  These include on-pack labelling with a QR code to help check the sustainability rating of the materials within. 

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One man and his organic plot - March

Although March is the month that marks the beginning of spring Chris reminds us that it can still be fraught with dangers for the gardener.

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One man and his organic plot is back

One man and his organic plot is back for 2022!

Chris is back sharing the tales of his organic plot, but before dives straight back into gardening, he reminds us to appreciate the sights of winter and the simple delights of nature. For example, the garden birds that are busy feeding this time of year.
 

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Join us for our podcast special on successful seed sowing.

It’s too early to sow outside, but why not get ahead of the game and start sowing indoors.

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Find out more about the Tyfu Dyfi project

Tyfu Dyfi project ‘A call for community growing in the Dyfi Biosphere’

We're delighted to be part of the Tyfu Dyfi (food, nature, and wellbeing) ENRaW (Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing) project. Tyfu Dyfi is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - find out how you or your organisation can get involved.

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Results are in for last year’s Big Butterfly Count

Worryingly, the decline in numbers for butterflies and moths across the UK continues.

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Government authorises use of bee-harming pesticides

Government puts bees at risk

The Government, for the second year running, has allowed for a banned bee-harming pesticide to be used by sugar beet farmers in England, threatening our precious pollinators.

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2022 courses and events

Make 2022 the year to discover organic growing.

Make 2022 the year to discover organic growing or simply enhance your skills.
We'll support you on your journey with a programme of self-guided online learning, webinars, & face-to-face workshops. Choose from a selection of topics, suitable for organic growers of all levels, from our First Steps in Organic Gardening to Planning Your Plot and Successful Composting, there is something to tempt everyone.

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Reflections & Resolutions

Gardening can be a hit and miss affair, especially where veg is concerned. So now is the perfect time to reflect on last year’s successes and failures, before planning the new growing year’s resolutions.
 

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