In The News
- Why you should be drinking organic wine and where to find it
Less powerful hangovers, fewer chemicals, and kinder to the environment – no wonder organic wine is booming in AustraliaOnce there was a time when people, both in the wine trade and the general consumer,...
- Bristol to provide urban farming inspiration as EU Green Capital
Gearing up for its role as EU Green Capital 2015, Bristol’s agricultural scene is growingSteve Glover doesn’t mind being called an unlikely pioneer of sustainable urban agriculture. A few years ago...
- Patrick Holden: 'People’s image of farming is a complete fantasy'
To some an eco-capitalist, to others a die-hard hippy, farmer Patrick Holden reflects on shunning an ‘us’ and ‘them’ approach to organic farming for something altogether more holisticAre people...
- Women who eat organic foods no less likely to develop cancer, research finds
Million Women Study found avoiding food grown with pesticides made no difference to overall cancer riskWomen who always or mostly eat organic foods are no less likely to develop cancer than women who eat...
- Why it's vital the organic food industry is given room to grow | Ally Fogg
Take it from this mung bean-munching Guardianista – organics could solve many of the UK's problems with food poverty and how we eatThe spectre of food poverty continues to cast a shameful shadow across...
Soil Association News
- This week Defra has launched the Water Capital Grant Scheme
The application window for the Water Capital Grant Scheme is only open from 2nd March until 30th April 2015. A maximum of £10,000 is available per holding and the grant is available to economically viable...
- Wales to reconsider Basic Payment Scheme
The Welsh Government has to consider the options available to progress 2015 basic payments. A recent judicial hearing was due to question the definition of moorland within the scheme (which was land above...
- Forestry Commission Scotland’s Scottish Regional Woodfuel Forums: Opportunities for Renewable Wood fuelled Heating in the Commercial Sector
Tuesday 24th March 2015, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU Designed to promote the production of heat from low-carbon technologies, using renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels,...
- Quality Forage: Cuts Costs, Tuesday 17th March, Castle Douglas, 10am–1pm
A practical morning looking at increasing quantity and quality of home-grown forage and how best to convert to milk and meat, whilst maximising efficiencies of inputs.
- Our comment on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM
Our policy director, Peter Melchett, commented on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM, saying:
Garden Organic News
- Garden Organic AGM and Members’ Day programme announced
Members of Garden Organic are invited to attend the charity’s Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day, taking place this year at Sheepdrove Organic Farm on Thursday 14th May. This year’s event looks...
- Garden Organic Launches Spring Collection 'I dig Organic' t-shirts
Garden Organic is launching their Spring collection limited edition T-shirts, bearing the slogan 'I dig organic' in a new fun rabbit and carrot design.
- Master Gardener, Barry Stone's, Inspiring Story on YouTube
CommunityChannelTV has produced this inspiring documentary for the Brilliant Britain series, featuring Barry Stone, one of Garden Organic's Master Gardeners. Barry has transformed his once troubled life,...
- Join one of our Master Composter Training Sessions
Interested in spreading the word about composting? Why not join one of our next Master Composter training sessions for residents of the following counties - Warwickshire, Suffolk, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire...
- Top of the Heap
Our marvellous Master Composters have been recognised in an on-line poll searching for the most influential people in the waste and resources industry. They came sixth in Resources magazine's annual 'Hot...
- Dr Andrew Collins analyses the EFS report on levels of pesticides residues in food
Garden Organic Trustee, Dr Andrew Collins, analyses The European Food Safety Authority (EFS) report on the levels of pesticide residues found in foods*.
- Special ticket offer for Edible Garden Show to Garden Organic Members
The Edible Garden Show returns to Alexandra Palace next month with a special ticket offer for Garden Organic members. Simply enter the code GO25 when
- Heritage Seed Library Guardian, Rob Smith, wins the BBC's Big Allotment Challenge
Garden Organic is delighted to see Rob Smith, our Heritage Seed Library Seed Guardian, crowned winner of the BBC's Big Allotment Challenge.
- The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme opens for applications
Budding professional gardeners can work and learn at many of the UK’s finest gardens as applications open for the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme. Starting in September 2015, 25 full-time...
- EU Seed Regulation discussed by EU Commission
Last Friday, 30th January, a meeting of NGOs & Commissioner Andriukaitis took place in Brussels to discuss the future of the EU Seed Regulations.