• Top Tips for February

    • Clean out the greenhouse and pots, ready for sowing
    • Dig in overwintered green manures
    • Turn the compost heap, but take care not to disturb hibernating wildlife
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News

  • New research shows a substainably farmed Europe can feed a growing population a healthy diet

    Europe could be farmed entirely through sustainable systems, such as organic, and still feed a growing population, claims recent research.
    The ‘Ten Years for Agroecology’ study, from European think tank IDDRi, shows that pesticides can be phased out and greenhouse gas emissions radically reduced in Europe through agroecological farming - which would still produce enough healthy food for a growing population.

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  • Peat free compost - keep fighting for it

    We know that sourcing peat for use in growing mediums (such as bagged composts) is environmentally unsustainable. So far, the horticulture retailers have dragged their feet in endorsing alternatives. All the while peat bogs with their sensitive ecosystems and wildlife habitats are being irreversibly cut. And lost. Over 95% of the UK's peat bogs have already gone. 

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  • Fighting Fund Christmas Appeal

    Christmas Fighting Fund Appeal

    Thank you for supporting our charity throughout 2018, the year that marked our 60th anniversary. We have taken time to reflect on the year’s campaigns and would like to share some of our successes with you.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.