• Top Tips for February

    • General: start sowing seeds of predator-attractant hardy annuals in a cold greenhouse or cold frame
    • Vegetables: apply fertility-building material to areas where you'll be growing greedy crops this year
    • Fruit: use fleece or netting to protect early fruit blossom from overnight frosts

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News

  • Aldi Süd bans bee-harming pesticides

    Aldi Süd, the German branch of the supermarket chain, is the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight bee-harming pesticides from domestic fruits and vegetables produced for their markets.

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  • Horticultural therapy January

    Therapeutic Horticulture projects making most of mild January

    January is a busy time of the year for our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) projects. Our adult group has been working in the Growth Therapy Garden tidying the borders and cutting back some of the plants to allow the spring growth to grow through. With the mild winter temperatures that we've been experiencing there's also plenty of weeding to do too!

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  • Golding Homes Community Garden project launch

    A community grows amongst the raised beds

    In the UK there are over 200 Garden Organic supported Master Gardeners, that’s over 200 passionate and enthusiastic growers helping people live healthier, happier lives through organic growing. In this issue we discover how one such Garden Organic supported project has helped create a community in a housing estate in Kent.

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Featured Person

  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower, founded our organisation in 1954. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.