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Free support with peat-free growing

Free support with peat-free growing

Thanks to generous funding from the Network for Social Change and The Big Give, we’re pleased to be able to offer free online training to help people grow successfully without peat.

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Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 released

Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 released

The Department for Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs has released The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040.

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Garden Organic welcomes England Peat Action Plan as a step in the right direction

Launched on Tuesday 18th May, the plan includes a statement that Defra is proposing to ban peat in bagged composts by the end of 2024, after decades of campaigning by organisations including Garden Organic. 

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New report reveals why peat extraction is an environmental disaster

Recent research from the RSPB has shown the true environmental cost of extracting peat.  And it's shocking.

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Co-op switches to selling peat-free only compost

Co-op supermarkets will be selling peat-free only compost at their food stores and forecourts. 

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RHS to go peat-free by 2022

RHS to be peat-free by 2025

We salute and support the RHS in their move to take peat out of their horticulture.

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Garden Organic signs peat ban letter to George Eustace, Environment Secretary

Garden Organic signs peat ban letter to George Eustace, Environment Secretary

Garden Organic has signed a letter to the government calling for a complete ban on peat in garden compost in the next five years.

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New report reveals damning statistics on the industry’s move to peat-free composts

A new report reveals just how badly the horticultural industry is progressing in the move towards peat-free growing media. It makes depressing reading. Researchers from Coventry University found that progress towards the ‘voluntary’ targets to ban peat from horticulture, set by the government in 2010, is woefully slow. 

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Peat campaign update

For Peat's Sake campaign update

Garden Organic’s campaign to take peat out of horticulture is proving hugely successful.

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