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Welcome to our blog, where you'll find lots of organic-focused articles, competitions and events.

  • Wake Up To Organic 2019 serves up 15k mini breakfasts across the UK

    On Wednesday 12 June, 314 Wake Up To Organic events took place at independent stores, cafes and farm shops across the UK serving up over 15,000 free organic mini breakfasts in another fantastic event helping the country to share the joy of organic and make a simple switch at the start of the day.

  • Organic days out: mini-adventures for the summer holidays

    School is out, the days are long and the hedgerows are buzzing: it’s no secret that summer has officially begun. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with the world of organic farming but don’t know where to start, now’s your chance. We’ve rounded up some of the best organic days out for families this summer - from the peaks of the Brecon Beacons to the lowlands of Castle Douglas and Cambridgeshire.

  • Organic and GM free - naturally better

    In the world of food and farming, the debate between organic and genetically modified is sometimes portrayed as a lifestyle choice versus rational science. Nothing could be more wrong, writes Pat Thomas.

  • Give bees a chance – three ways to help nature-friendly farming

    We’re living in unprecedented times. Everyone has now heard about the climate and nature crises, with David Attenborough bringing climate change into our living rooms and environmental protesters taking to the streets.

  • The best eco-friendly UK summer festivals

    A good festival is as much about the [organic] food as it is the music, thankfully there’s plenty to choose from at these British festivals.

  • Start your day the organic way

    If you choose an organic and healthy breakfast you’re more likely to have a good day. We think so anyway! As our Wake Up To Organic day approaches, our annual event on 12 June where indie stores across the UK give away FREE mini brekkies, we take a look at the best organic breakfasts to wake up to at home.

  • Organic gardening: making compost at home

    We all produce food waste in one form or another so why not transform it into something you can use to benefit your garden? Expert organic kitchen gardener, Will Livingstone, shows us how to get making compost at home.

  • Savour the season: 5 spring eats

    As winter crops start to disappear and we enter longer and warmer days, the world of spring eating comes alive. Yet we also enter the hungry gap, the UK’s dip in growing organic fruit and vegetables, but there are lots of homegrown talents still for the taking.

  • The new generation getting into organic farming

    Early mornings. Long hours. All types of weather. Sound like a tough job description? Organic farming is hard work - but it also comes with some fantastic benefits, from plenty of fresh air and exercise to a great “office” - one so close to nature that you might literally bump into some wildlife.

  • Organic gardening: keeping pests at bay

    Having a thriving organic garden is as much about the wildlife as it is about the plants. Don’t let pests get you down, just remember that all creatures have a place in organic gardening, so while they might sometimes be a nuisance, all organisms play a vital part in the overall health of the environment.

  • Why choose organic baby food

    We all want to give our little ones the best start in life and, for many parents, serving up organic food is an important part of that journey. Soon-to-be first-time mum Kate Arnell looks at why organic is a great choice for children and talks to parents about why they made the switch.

  • Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight

    It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, 25 February to 10 March 2019, the annual celebration of farmers in developing countries who grow the food we eat. The event promotes a living wage for workers in some of the poorest countries around the world, better working conditions and local sustainability. Anna Pierides, Coffee Supply Chain Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, looks at coffee farming as an example of how organic and Fairtrade are closely aligned.

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