Why Organic

The organic approach to gardening and farming sees plants and their environment as an inter-dependent whole. Food and flowers can be grown in a healthy, sustainable way without the need for harmful pesticides, chemical fertilisers, etc. While some of us may be more rigorous about all this than others, we all share a wish to enjoy gardening without damaging the environment, and to encourage other gardeners to follow this approach.

More information is available from the following organisations:

Garden Organic  – www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Garden Organic (formerly HDRA) is a charity organisation involved in trying to maintain a seed bank of heritage flowers and vegetables and the organic process in which the can be grown.

The Soil Associationwww.soilassociation.org

The Soil Association exists to research, develop and promote sustainable relationships between the soil, plants, animals, people and the biosphere, in order to produce healthy food and other products while protecting and enhancing the environment.

In addition you may be interested in:

The Royal Horticultural Societywww.rhs.org.uk

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

The National Garden Schemewww.ngs.org.uk

The National Garden Scheme is the place to find all the dates and opening times for gardens open to the public throughout the year with lots in the London area accessible by public transport.


Ecolocal are a Carshalton-based charity involved in delivering a range of environmental projects.

Here are some other local societies that you can join: