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New year changes at Garden Organic

New year changes at Ryton Organic Gardens

Statement from the Council of Garden Organic

Through 2013 and 2014 Council has set a strategy to revitalise and reinvigorate Garden Organic to better face the challenges and opportunities ahead for organic growers. We have made strategic priorities focusing on our core charitable aims of getting more people growing organically, with a particular focus on engaging new audiences - young people, disadvantaged communities, and people with personal challenges - and in protecting our organic heritage, challenging anti-organic proposals and campaigning for organic protection. Working within a challenging financial environment we have had to make some tough decisions.

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BBC Gardeners' Question Time audience vote to support organic

BBC Gardeners' Question Time audience vote to support organic

Great to hear the BBC Gardeners' Question Time audience vote in support of organic, with an 80% majority backing the organic way as their preferred way to garden.

Peter Gibbs chairs this edition from The Garden Museum in London. Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness join him to answer a range of horticultural questions. If you missed the show, you can listen again here.

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EU Seeds

EU Seed Regulation continues to be discussed by EU today

Garden Organic has learned that the EU Seed Regulation continues to be discussed by the European Commission today, Tuesday 16th December, at 3.00pm.

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Royal Visit

Royal Appointment for National Heritage Garden

HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Garden Organic visited the National Heritage Garden in the grounds of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons on Friday, 21st November. The Prince of Wales was accompanied by Garden Organic Vice Presidents, Raymond Blanc OBE, Susan Hampshire, Thelma Barlow along with Garden Organic Ambassadors and staff.

The National Heritage Garden at Le Manoir is run in partnership with Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library (HSL) and was opened by Michelin Starred Chef Raymond Blanc in June this year, to showcase rare heritage vegetables from the Heritage Seed Library.

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Save our Seeds

Garden Organic joined forces to Save our Seeds

Garden Organic joined forces with NGOs from all over Europe at a meeting in Vienna entitled How to Protect our Seeds, from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th November..

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Joan Walley MP

Joan Walley MP chairs seminar at Garden Organic

Joan Walley MP, Chair of the Environment Audit Select Committee chaired P. Sainath's seminar; "When farmers die: Inequality and agrarian distress" here at Garden Organic, in Coventry last week.

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Animal and Plant Agency

Government launches combined Animal and Plant Agency

A combined agency has been launched to ensure that the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency began on 1 October 2014 in a bid to better equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to emergencies.

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National Pollinator Strategy

DEFRA announces launch of the National Pollinator Strategy

Garden Organic welcomes the government's launch of the National Pollinator Strategy for England. The Department of Food and Rural Affairs' (DEFRA) strategy sets out a ten year plan to help pollinating insects survive and thrive.

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Ordsall Hall

Northern Organic groups meet GO at Ordsall Hall, Salford

As one of a series of meetings with representatives of local organic groups around the country, Garden Organic team members James Campbell, Rebecca Witcomb and Suzanne Goldby met leaders of a range of northern organic groups at Ordsall Hall in Salford, to discuss how to work better together and what Garden Organic could best do to promote and support organic growing locally.

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Website refresh complete

We're pleased to announce that today sees the launch of the final major phase of our refreshment of the Garden Organic website.

Throughout the spring and summer we've moved general public content across from our 'old' site. Today - ahead of schedule - the new Members' Area has gone live.

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