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The dangers of international trade food standards

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is one of the huge benefits of an organic gardener's diet. Plus you know you're not eating unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals.   This principle is often followed through when buying meat and other products.

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Your magazine, more often!

Your magazine, more often!

We’re thrilled to let you know that we’re increasing frequency of The Organic Way to three times a year - spring, summer and autumn/winter.

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Beefsteak tomato 'Sutton'

HSL tomato available to buy as plug plants

We’re thrilled to announce that one of the popular varieties from our Heritage Seed Library, the ‘Sutton’ tomato, is now available to buy as plug plants from The Organic Gardening Catalogue.
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Garden Organic podcast launched

Get listening to the new Garden Organic podcast! A monthly programme to give you inspirational tips, advice and interviews on organic growing.

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Farmland worm survey reveals worrying results

Farmland worm survey reveals worrying results

Britain’s first farmland worm survey has revealed that nearly half the fields in England lack sufficient earthworms which may help explain the alarming decline of one of the country’s most loved birds, the song thrush.

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New research shows a sustainably-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.

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Growing buddies are sprouting up to support residents in Haringey.

Growing Buddies are sprouting up in Haringey!

Garden Organic's Sustainable Communities Team have been commissioned by Homes for Haringey to work with five sheltered housing sites.

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 One man and his organic plot - February 2019

One man & his organic plot - February 2019

Despite the cold snap at the end of January, Chris has still been down to his allotment, checking on his compost heap, in preparation for the new season. Chris has already started to look ahead to March and will be sowing an array of hardy annuals on all the spare soil of the allotment that is not growing food.

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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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 One man and his organic plot - January 2019

One man & his organic plot - January 2019

One man and his organic plot is back for another year and Chris is keen to get back down the allotment and get going on this seasons growing. He's looking forward to the year ahead and we'll be following him and updating you on his organic growing journey.

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