News

New varieties in HSL

What does it take to get a new variety listed in our Heritage Seed Library?

We like nothing better than receiving news of a variety from a grower who thinks that they have a rarity that we might be interested in including in the HSL Collection.

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Tim Lang - The UK Potentially Food Self Sufficient

The UK - Potentially Food Self Sufficient?

A recent academic study explores which countries are best located to withstand social and environmental shocks ahead. Tim Lang Professor Emeritus of Food Policy at City, University of London, and President of Garden Organic shares his ​​​​​thoughts on the UK being potentially self-sufficient.

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Edible Playgrounds

Helping children make connections with the natural world through food.

Since 2019 Garden Organic has been in partnership with Trees for Cities and their charitable partner, Bulb, to create Edible Playgrounds Projects. The edible playgrounds are designed individually for each school to meet their specific needs and aims, whilst helping children make connections with the natural world.

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John Sargent

John Sargent: 1919-2021

We are sad to report the passing of life member, dedicated volunteer and devoted organic gardener, John Sargent, who died peacefully at home at the end of September, just a few days short of his 102nd birthday.

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Bee on cosmos at Ryton Organic Gardens

Analysis warns global biodiversity is below 'safe limit'

The world's biodiversity has fallen below the 'safe limit', researchers suggest, as habitat destruction and agriculture take their toll on nature.

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Support our autumn appeal

Support our autumn appeal

What a prescient time for me to join a charity that has always fundamentally believed that gardening in harmony with nature was better for everyone. Currently, the news is dominated by the climate emergency, with the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being released against the backdrop of stories of famine, fire, and flood. The Extinction Rebellion has ramped up, and as a mum, to two teenagers I can report that young people are angry and want to take action that will make a tangible difference.

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The Organic Gardening Podcast - the joys of autumn

Tune in to this month's podcast to capture the joys of autumn in your organic garden. 

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One man and his organic plot - big opportunities

At this time of year, Chris likes to reflect on the successes and failures he has had on his organic plot - leading him to think big and ponder about his future gardening opportunities for the following year.

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One man and his organic plot - September 2021

One man and his organic plot - Autumn is coming

Chris is still busy on his bountiful allotment, harvesting lots of produce  - including his favourite beetroot leaves, and fresh-cut organic flowers for his kitchen table. However, Chris is very aware that autumn is on its way.

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Take the challenge - 30 days to Go Organic

30 Days to Go Organic – take the challenge this Organic September

This Organic September, we’re encouraging new growers to make the shift to organic and sustainable growing. And to help, we’ve put together 30 days of simple tips and information to guide them on their way.

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