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Lockdown gardening: Helping you get ready for those first days of spring

It is winter, it is cold, and much of the UK is still in lockdown. So here are some bright ideas to keep you motivated in your organic growing

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DEFRA grants use of banned pesticide

Once again, DEFRA has granted use of a banned pesticide which has been proved to be toxic to bees and other pollinators.

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National Action Plan on Pesticides 2021

The government has published a draft National Pesticide Plan 2021. And they are asking the public to comment before it is put before parliament later in the year. 
Garden Organic will be writing in response to the draft Plan.

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January podcast – Start the year with our award winning podcast

Join Chris and Sarah as they discuss their new year planning for the veg patch, and meet new lockdown gardeners across the country.

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Garden Organic signs peat ban letter to George Eustace, Environment Secretary

Garden Organic signs peat ban letter to George Eustace, Environment Secretary

Garden Organic has signed a letter to the government calling for a complete ban on peat in garden compost in the next five years.

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Celebrating prestigious awards and planning ahead

Join Chris and Sarah as they celebrate their podcasting award, and talk about the benefits of bare-root planting.

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The Organic Gardening podcast has won the Garden Media Guild Podcast of the Year Award 2020

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we have won the Garden Media Guild Radio Broadcast or Podcast of the Year Award 2020 for The Organic Gardening Podcast!

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Edible Playground Project - keeping students hungry for knowledge

The Edible Playgrounds initiative is a partnership between Garden Organic and the charity Trees for Cities. They create purpose-built growing spaces, and we provide sustainable horticultural advice. A perfect combination for hands-on learning.

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Go green for Christmas and save money

For many households, the festive season is a time when more waste than usual is produced. We wanted to share a few simple tips and swaps to help you reduce waste, save you money and give you a greener, merrier Christmas.

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New report reveals damning statistics on the industry’s move to peat-free composts

A new report reveals just how badly the horticultural industry is progressing in the move towards peat-free growing media. It makes depressing reading. Researchers from Coventry University found that progress towards the ‘voluntary’ targets to ban peat from horticulture, set by the government in 2010, is woefully slow. 

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