It was great to hear Michael Gove supporting organic at the  Oxford Real Farming Conference a day or so ago. But if UK farmers, consumers and the environment are to benefit from what organic farming offers, the government must get behind agroecological systems and expansion of the organic sector, and this must be represented, in writing, in the Agriculture Bill. 💚🇬🇧🚜

Will you write to your MP and help us put the pressure on?


Have a good season

9th SE Essex Seed Potato Day: Saturday 23 February 2019, 10:00 – 14:00 (updated 11/01/19)

For all your (school) and gardening needs!   Our 9th SE Essex Seed Potato Day is a community partnership event with SEEOG, Southend in Transition and Trust Links. We have currently ordered 49 varieties of seed potato (some organic), to be sold individually at 20p per tuber (1 free tuber for every 5 bought). Some onion sets for sale. Venue: Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG – please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase. Why not put it in your diary now? Free admission –  Ian Tinton with ‘Dalefoot Composts’ – Seed share – Music – Children’s activities – Tea and cakes We have details of the stock ordered: First Early seed potatoes ordered for February 2019 – harvest around July: First Early varieties are quick-growing, cropping in around ten weeks. Not recommended for storage. A good choice to avoid potato late blight. Arran Pilot, Casablanca, Colleen (organic), Epicure, Foremost, Home Guard, Lady Christl, Orla (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Ulster Prince, Ulster Sceptre, Winston … [Read more…]

‘The original food fighter’, courtesy of RadioTimes 5-11 January 2019

Celebrity chefs have joined the fight, but it was Sheila Dillon who first made us think deeply about the food we eat. The Food Programme Sunday 12.30pm BBC Radio 4                                                                          … [Read more…]