Ryton Organic Gardens is the home of Garden Organic, previously known as the Henry Doubleday Research Association. The gardens, which are open to the public, promote organic gardening.
Sadly, it looks as if Garden Organic may sell the gardens for development, which clearly seems contrary to the aims and ethos of the organisation. There is a very strong movement to stop this happening and your support would be appreciated.
As Carole Shorney of South East Essex Organic Gardeners (SEEOG) says:
We formed South East Essex Organic Gardeners (SEEOG) in 1994 to promote the principles of organic gardening, which include the composting of organic waste, the protection of wildlife, the reduction of pollution and the encouragement of species diversity.
There are 15 million gardens in the UK, many of which are quite small. Nonetheless, they cover more land than all of the Wildlife Trust Reserves put together. Your garden is your own little patch of the world to look after. If all of these gardens were cared for organically, it would create a much better environment – for our families, plants and wildlife.
We are affiliated to Garden Organic, ‘the national charity for organic growing, we provide a range of programmes to enhance individuals, communities and the environment through organic growing.’
We are very concerned about the sale of Ryton Organic Gardens.
There is a very active Facebook Group