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10:08am Wednesday 15th May 2013
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2:42pm Wednesday 1st May 2013
A Slough Infant and Nursery school is set to offer children the opportunity to grow their own food and pass on their knowledge thanks to a £5,833 funding boost from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.
8:48am Monday 22nd April 2013
A community food garden in Clapham, London, has received £40,000 in funding from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.
4:02pm Wednesday 17th April 2013
9:11am Monday 25th March 2013
The Organic Market Report published by the Soil Association highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012. Overall, the market has dipped by 1.5% as the UK continues through its most challenging economic downturn for many decades. However, the report predicts a positive future for the UK organic market.
8:46am Thursday 21st March 2013
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today launching a campaign to tackle cannabis cultivation in the UK, a growing crime which has seen a 15% increase in cannabis factories in 2011/12.
12:47pm Monday 18th March 2013
At least 24 towns and cities are taking part in the biggest ever community gardening volunteering event as part of The Big Dig, a project supported by the Community Land Advisory Service. Around 200 gardens are taking part in the nationwide event, which is part of The Big Dig, a project which aims to engage thousands of people in community food growing projects.
9:44am Monday 18th March 2013
A new Guide aiming to encourage Scotland’s landowners to make more land available for community growing has been welcomed by Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, at an event at the Scottish Parliament.
6:00am Saturday 16th March 2013
10:35am Tuesday 12th March 2013
People in Waveney, Suffolk will get the chance to grow their own food thanks to a £280,000 grant from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.
9:44am Thursday 7th March 2013
Members of the National Allotment Society can now take advantage of a new fund which is giving away £250 each month. The ‘Shield Total Insurance Allotment Fund’ will be presenting a monthly grant to help associations and schools to develop their sites.
9:19am Friday 1st March 2013
A community growing project in East Ham, London, has received nearly £140,000 in funding from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund. The fund backs projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.
4:09pm Tuesday 12th February 2013
An urban farm in Islington, London has received more than £130,000 in funding from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.
11:55am Tuesday 12th February 2013
A study of soils sampled from farms across the South West of England has produced results that could help the region’s farmers increase yields and provide environmental benefits, Natural England’s Soils for Profit (S4P) Project Team confirmed today (12 February 2013).
11:54am Monday 11th February 2013
12:00am Tuesday 5th February 2013
So if you want to grow the biggest and the best, you need to start off with the very best genetics. At 9pm on Saturday 19th January, the European Giant Vegetable Growers Association held a live auction of pumpkin seed varieties as part of www.bigpumpkins.com chat room. A total of 23 lots were included in the sale.
8:00am Monday 4th February 2013
Communities in Wales wanting to grow food for climate and health benefits will get more land to cultivate, thanks to a new project funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG). The Community Land Advisory Service in Wales will help tackle the shortage of available land for community gardening using a £600,000 grant from BIG’s Climate Change Programme.
6:44pm Monday 7th January 2013
The annual Association of Potato Producers Conference at Perth racecourse, organised by specialists from SAC Consulting on 30th January, will focus on issues growers faced in 2012, one of the worst years on record.
10:19am Monday 10th December 2012
f you’ve got a family member or friend who likes gardening and are wracking your brain over what to get them this Christmas then fret no more because The Royal British Legion have just made things easy.
5:46pm Saturday 1st December 2012
Over three hundred thousand tonnes of British produce, enough to fill 2,500 Boeing 747-400 freight planes, is estimated to have reached supermarket shelves this year after retailers relaxed product specifications for fruit and vegetables following a difficult growing season.
7:00am Thursday 1st November 2012
The new British leek season is here (November-April). With rising food prices leaving us all feeling short-changed at the checkout, what better time to rely on fresh, seasonal British produce to keep the flavour on our table and the pennies in our pocket.
7:52pm Tuesday 30th October 2012
10:36am Monday 29th October 2012
The 2012 National Fruit Show was exceptionally well attended and the positive buoyant atmosphere during the two-day event has delighted the Show organisers and major sponsors. Whilst the 2012 growing season has had some challenges the National Fruit Show presented a forward thinking and positive showcase for growers.
11:52am Sunday 28th October 2012
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12:00am Friday 26th October 2012
The £40million British tomato gamble British tomato growers are gambling with an investment of £40million a year in producing crops before they receive any return, according to the NFU and the Tomato Growers Association (TGA).
4:50pm Thursday 13th September 2012
Capel Manor College horticultural student Claire Besant is the first winner of the college’s newly instituted Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Propagation Award for gaining the highest marks in the Propagation Unit of her course.
12:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012
Against a backdrop of a poor spring and summer resulting in reduced commercial harvests, attendant price rises of fresh produce in shops and growing unease about the issue of global food security, there has never been a better time for households to produce at least some of their own food, acccording to D. T. Brown’s Tim Jeffries
8:00am Sunday 26th August 2012
2:33pm Friday 10th August 2012
The RHS has issued advice to help gardeners deal with fungal and bacterial diseases following the recent warm, wet weather. According to the charity's Advisory Service there has been a surge in fungal and bacterial diseases which can threaten crops of fruit and vegetables and carry over to cause problems in 2013.
12:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012
he search to find the 2013 winners of the Kent Food, Farming & Landscape Award in the county, which is part of the Produced in Kent inspired Taste of Kent Awards, has begun in earnest with the launch of this category for the second consecutive year.
12:20pm Tuesday 7th August 2012
he Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on gardeners to watch out for the latest pest to appear in the UK. The beetle, Chrysolina coerulans or blue mint beetle, was confirmed to be breeding in the country by the charity's entomology department when specimens were sent to them by an RHS member in Kent in July 2011.
9:30am Saturday 4th August 2012
No doubt there are many who think the slices of quince were as fictitious as the runcible spoon yet for centuries the quince was a popular fruit in the kitchen. It was probably the increased use of the more versatile apples and pears that saw its use decline.
3:10pm Sunday 29th July 2012
1:12pm Wednesday 25th July 2012
Over a period of just two weeks, fourteen Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Judges will be assessing over 1,100 acres of public space to find Britain's most beautiful and environmentally responsible locations, in the ultimate gardening challenge.
5:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012
Perennial have partnered up with the Professional Gardeners’ Guild Trust (PGGT) to help more gardeners to attain the additional qualifications or knowledge they may need for success. PGGT, like Perennial, are a charity and already award grants to enable applicants to gain a qualification or experience to enhance their career as a professional gardener.
12:00am Saturday 21st July 2012
ess Botanic Gardens is delighted to announce that they will be hosting the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time annual Summer Garden Party on 8th September which they say is a fabulous opportunity for them to showcase the delights of the Gardens.
8:10am Sunday 15th July 2012
7:10pm Friday 13th July 2012
Wimblington and Stonea summer show are holding seed swop. Held in Wimblington Village Hall 15 July 2012 from 1pm as part of nearly 100 craft, garden, cookery, egg and honey classes, here's how a seed swop works!
4:51pm Thursday 5th July 2012
Q Slugs and snails like my young plants more than I do. I absolutely refuse to use slug pellets as I want the birds to be able to be able to find some slugs and snails for feed. But I do have to try and protect my young plants. What do readers suggest?
12:50pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012
UK butterfly species are being threatened by declining habitats and changing weather patterns. There are fewer than 60 species of butterfly resident in the UK, some of which are under threat and at risk of extinction with natural habitats disappearing at an alarming rate.
7:18am Tuesday 26th June 2012
4:20pm Wednesday 20th June 2012
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is recommending a number of ways that gardeners can use to counteract the potential poor fruit crops expected this year. Fruit growers visiting RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (3-8 July), sponsored by Ecover, will be able to talk to the charity's advisors for free about best ways to keep yields up.
8:20am Monday 21st May 2012
The UK's leading gardening charity launches survey with TreeWatch The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with the Sylva Foundation to run a survey in the TreeWatch initiative to map the incidences of European pear rust across the country.
8:10am Saturday 12th May 2012
Visitors looking for inspirational ideas for creating practical gardens should go to the Gardeners Corner, a new feature being introduced at this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival (19/20 May) where five mini gardens no larger than 3m x 3m in area illustrating how recycled materials can be utilised to good effect for home grown produce will be on view.
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