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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

From hands on learning on a Soil Association registered farm to finding organic food on a budget, here are ten more ways to get involved this Organic September

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

21st September 2020

11. Volunteer on an organic farm – Planning a trip away this month? WWOOFing is a great way to travel for free in the UK and abroad, meeting fellow agriculture enthusiasts whilst getting your hands dirty with a real-life learning experience on an organic farm.

12. Get to know your eggs – Eggs come in all different shapes and sizes, but do you know your organic from your free-range? Eggs carrying the Soil Association symbol come from farms with the highest standards of animal welfare in the UK- learn more about what this means in practice out on the farm.

3. Recognize your power as a citizen! We are all food citizens, with the power to change our food systems from the ground up. From what we buy to where we buy it from, all the positive choices we make can add up to make a world of difference. Joining our online email newsletter community means you’ll be first to hear our practical tips on living more sustainably, and to learn more about opportunities to get involved with our campaigning work.

14. Support your local indie – organic food is just one part of a ‘whole systems’ approach that looks at all aspects of our food and farming systems. Buying organic food from independent shops is an important way to support businesses in your neighbourhood, fostering home-grown knowledge and boosting your local economy.

15. Support the chefs working hard to put organic on the menu by eating with one of our Organic Served Here award holders - find your closest restaurant or café here - many are offering takeaways and deliveries at the moment too!

16. Grow your own – even if you missed out on this summer’s harvest, it’s never too late to start sowing your own seeds, and as September is also ‘Have a Go month’, why not try something new? Growing your own herbs at home is an easy place to start at any time of year, and you won’t need much more than a windowsill to get going.

17. Get nature-friendly food delivered to your door – It’s never been easier to support the organic movement from the comfort of your own home – dozens of amazing organic producers across the UK are now offering online deliveries of nature-friendly food as it should be across the UK.

18. Find organic food on a budget - We know organic can be more expensive, that’s why we campaign for greater organic farming subsidies and incentives for farmers to switch to nature-friendly farming systems to bring costs down. However, there are still many ways to get hold of organic on a tight budget - read our top tips here.

19. Put some organic myths to bed – Knowledge is power - so come armed with the facts at your next dinner-table debate! We’ve debunked some of the most common myths about organic food and farming.

20. Eat with the seasons Find out what organic fruit and veg are in season this September – eating more seasonally is a great way to reconnect to the rhythm of the natural world, as well as reducing the food miles of what’s on your table.

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