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Below is a range of newsfeeds from a variety of sources, which we hope foster your interest in gardening, landscape and cultivation. They are part of our work with the Muddy Boots Project, a project of Broadway Social Enterprise.

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Featured feed: Riverford Organic Farmers

The Riverford Blog

News from the farm

This week, Hodmedod’s organic British Fava beans and Carlin peas have joined our range, with wholegrain quinoa soon to follow. Tinned beans might not sound like the most exciting new arrival, but Hodmedod’s store-cupboard staples are something special: forgotten varieties, … Continue reading

The post Say hello to Hodmedod’s homegrown pulses appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 24-05-19

From being a straw-chewing yokel working in a muddy backwater in the 80s, when few cared about how their broccoli was grown, we now find ourselves at the centre of so many debates. The surfeit of opinions but lack of … Continue reading

The post Introducing Wicked Leeks appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 20-03-19

We’re really pleased to announce that sustainable wild fish is joining our range. It’s been a long journey to this point, but after months of research – consulting fishermen, research bodies and industry experts – we’ve come up with a … Continue reading

The post Sustainable wild fish has joined our range! appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 15-02-19

A whole golden, succulent roast organic turkey: the classic Christmas centrepiece. Our birds are the much-celebrated Bronze breed: a slow-growing traditional turkey that gives rich, juicy meat with an intense natural flavour. We include the giblets, so you can top … Continue reading

The post How to cook a turkey appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 06-12-18

We’ve scoured the country for the absolute best handcrafted organic cheeses, sampling everything from classic Somerset cheddars to quirky sheep’s cheese with wild seaweed from the Outer Hebrides. Trialling, testing, tasting… it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do … Continue reading

The post Organic Christmas cheeses from Riverford appeared first on The Riverford Blog.

Author: Riverford
Posted: 23-11-18

HortWeek 2014 News RSS Feed

Find news about the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks & arboriculture on Horticulture Week

Biochar suppliers Carbon Gold and Carbofex of Finland have agreed to co-operate to strengthen both companies' positions in the UK and European markets.
Posted: 17-10-19
Bridge Farm Group chief executive David Ball is leaving his role in the new year.
Posted: 17-10-19
Following months of detailed planning, work is now underway on an expansion at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company.
Posted: 17-10-19
The bio-insecticide FLiPPER (fatty acids C7-C20) marketed by Bayer, has been granted four new extensions of authorisation for minor use (EAMU) for control of a broad range of insect pests in an assortment of outdoor and protected fruits, herbs and field vegetables ahead of the 2020 season.
Posted: 17-10-19
Against a backdrop of rising concern about the risk of bringing in Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) from imported oaks, Hillier Trees has noted a surge in demand for British grown oak trees.
Posted: 17-10-19

The Middle-Sized Garden

if your garden is bigger than a courtyard, but smaller than an acre

The Great Dixter Plant Fairs are a brilliant place to buy the best and most unusual plants. And they are also where professional horticulturalists and amateur garden lovers connect. Even...

The post The Great Dixter Plant Fairs – at the heart of the garden community appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 13-10-19

For the next six months, the evergreen pots in my garden will create almost all the structure and impact. But they need very little care and put up with a...

The post 10 easy care evergreen pots for year round impact appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 06-10-19

Growing hydrangeas is a no-brainer if you want a garden with year-round interest. They flower from mid-summer until the end of the year. And in autumn, some hydrangeas have brilliant...

The post Everything you need to know about growing hydrangeas appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 29-09-19

Sue Oriel has started a business growing cut flowers to sell from her garden. It’s called Country Lane Flowers, which she runs with her friend and neighbour Stephanie Bates. And...

The post How to make money from your garden – growing cut flowers appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 15-09-19

The worst gardening mistake you can make is not about planting. It’s not about pruning wrongly. Nor is it about failing to do something, like aerate the lawn or net...

The post Possibly the greatest gardening mistake you can make? appeared first on The Middle-Sized Garden.

Author: Alexandra Campbell
Posted: 04-09-19

Garden Collage Magazine

The Magazine for Life in Bloom

The food we consume has a tremendous impact on our lives. But the way we produce and consume it most significantly impacts the world around us. Agriculture is one of the main offenders when it comes to global warming, contributing approximately 25% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. About 15% of the global land surface […]

The post How do we make the food system more sustainable? The Stone Barns Center is paving the way. appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Garden Collage
Posted: 14-10-19

In a recently released study, the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) announced that neonicotinoid pesticides are still present in tap water, even after being treated in water management plants. Neonicotinoids are among the most widely used class of pesticides in the world, and are known to be a potent neurotoxin. Though they are considered more of a […]

The post Pesticides in Water Are More Widespread Than You Think appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Nora Mueller
Posted: 30-06-19

Interested in learning how to make pressed flowers? Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greeting cards with pressed flowers is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters. […]

The post How To Make Holiday Cards with Pressed Flowers appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Nora Mueller
Posted: 08-11-18

In the era of mass manufacturing– and at a time in which handmade items are enjoying renewed primacy— knitting and the art of making one’s own clothes has never been more attractive. Handcrafted luxury brands like Elizabeth Suzann and Alabama Chanin are making modern clothing by hand again, while Instagram accounts like Thea Coleman and […]

The post We Love This Freshly Picked, Partially Recycled Yarn appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Garden Collage
Posted: 29-10-18

The art of sending letters might seem nostalgic in the digital age, but gorgeously made paper goods are like a solid black dress: they never go out of style. Whether you’re sending a handwritten birthday card or a heartfelt Thank You, nothing says sincerity quite like a beautiful card– and given the rising popularity of […]

The post The Best and Most Beautiful Botanical Stationary appeared first on Garden Collage Magazine.

Author: Molly Beauchemin
Posted: 30-09-18

Urban Organic Gardener

Urban-style organic gardening blog about growing your own food with limited space and creative resources.

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Iyeshima Harris surveyed the bounty of an urban farm on a Brooklyn block with more greenery than buildings: rows of Swiss chard and collard greens, trellises wrapped with long bean vines, and fig trees drooping with fruit. Harris is the project director of East New York Farms, which operates three […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 17-10-19
DENVER (CBS4) — An urban agrihood community in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood is providing a greener lifestyle, for residents and the public. The condominiums in S*Park, or Sustainability Park, have environmentally-friendly features like solar power, recycled brick and compost valet. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE:
Author: UOG
Posted: 16-10-19
Finding the Avenue 33 Farm is a serious challenge. Plug the address into GPS and you end up on a steep residential street packed with older, neatly landscaped homes. To the west, downtown L.A. fills the horizon and, to the south, your destination looks like a modest home with a slightly scruffy front yard and […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 14-10-19
National Farmers’ Day 2019 is today, October 12. It is a day to honor all farmers in the U.S., and pay tribute to great farmers throughout history. But how exactly should you celebrate National Farmers’ Day? Why not go shopping for products that support your local farms? Alternatively, you could attend farmers’ markets and buy […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 12-10-19
LOS ANGELES – A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an agreement reached with the manufacturer, state officials announced Wednesday. Under the deal, all California sales of chlorpyrifos will end on Feb. 6, 2020, and farmers […]
Author: UOG
Posted: 11-10-19


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