• Top Tips for December

    • Give your compost heap Christmas treats – greenery, veg waste and paper
    • Wash your greenhouse glass to allow maximum light in
    • Clear damp fallen leaves away from low growing herbs to prevent rot

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  • James Campbell Christmas message

    Christmas message from our CEO, James Campbell

    As our Diamond Jubilee year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, supporters, employees, volunteers and partners for contributing to another year of successfully spreading the word about organic growing.

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  • Do plant smells repel snails?

    Why are some seedlings more commonly eaten by slugs and snails?  It is often thought to be down to taste. But new research from the University of Plymouth suggests it may be the smells produced by young seedlings that attract the molluscs.

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  • Risk of lack of pesticide regulation post Brexit

    UK’s lack of readiness to regulate pesticides post-Brexit poses major risks to the environment and human health – claims a new report from PAN UK and the Food Research Collaboration.

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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.