Category Archives: politics

Plots for a Future

I’m spending two days a week growing my own food – and being paid to do it. It’s all part of the Home Growing Act. And, by the way, it’s 2027. Read on… By John Walker. Published in Organic Gardening, … Continue reading

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Make Pesticides History

Increasing attempts to discredit organic growing by chemical-happy spin-doctors point to only one thing: the pesticide manufacturers are well and truly on the back foot. By John Walker. Published in Organic Gardening, March 2007. It’s a safe bet that a … Continue reading

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Green Resolutions

I review my campaigning year and suggest some resolutions for the year ahead: for us, for our energy-guzzling gardening industry, and for a certain celebrity gardener who is still in a muddle over global warming. By John Walker. Published in … Continue reading

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Climate of Denial

Climate change is natural… according, that is, to Britain’s best-known celebrity gardener. So there’s nothing we gardeners need to worry about then, is there? By John Walker. Published in Organic Gardening magazine, April 2006. Back in December my garden experienced … Continue reading

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