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This list of addresses, for most of which a link is provided, will give the organic gardener in the UK a number of useful resources at his fingertips, including:
Organic Growing Associations,
Conservation Societies,
Environmental Organisations,
and Suppliers of both seeds, gardening materials and equipment.





Organic Growing Associations

Biodynamic Agricultural Association
Woodman Lane
Clent
Stourbridge DY9 9PX
01562 884933
British Organic Farmers/The Organic Growers Association (BOF/OGA)
86 Colston Street
Bristol BS1 5BB
01272 299666/299800
Elm Farm Research Centre
Hamstead Marshall
Newbury
Berks RG15 0HR
01488 58298
Soil testing service for organic growers
Broad beans
Garden Organic
formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA)
Ryton Gardens
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Coventry CV8 3LG
01203 303517
Organic Directory
The Permaculture Association
Old Cuming Farm
Buckfastleigh
Devon TG11 0LP
01364 43988
The Soil Association (SA)
86 Colston Street
Bristol BS1 5BB
01272 290661
Working Weekends on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
19 Bradford Road
Lewes
Sussex BN7 1RB
01273 476286


Conservation Societies

The Bat Conservation Trust
15 Cloisters House
8 Battersea Park Road
London SW8 4BG
020 7627 2629
Bat Bazaar
British Beekeepers Association
National Agricultural Centre
Stoneleigh
Kenilworth
Warwicks CV8 2LZ
01203 696679
Romanesco broccoli
British Butterfly Conservation Society
PO Box 222
Dedham
Colchester
Essex
01509 412870
British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Hedgehog House
Dhustone
Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 3PL
01584 890801
Hogalogue
The Countryside Council for Wales
Plas Penrhos
Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 2LQ
01248 370444
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Information Resource Centre
Lower Ground Floor
Ergon House
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR
08459 335577 or 020 7238 6951
English Nature (EN)
Northminster House
Northminster Road
Peterborough
Cambs PE1 1UA
01733 340345
The Marine Conservation Society
9 Gloucester Road
Herefordshire HR9 5BU
01989 66017
Aubergines
International Tree Foundation
(formerly Men of the Trees)
Sandy Lane
Crawley Down
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 4HS
01342 712536
National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG)
The Pines
Wisley Gardens
Woking
Surrey GU23 6QB
01483 211465
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The Lodge
Sandy
Beds SG19 2DL
01767 80551
Scottish Natural Heritage
12 Hope Terrace
Edinburgh EH9 2AS
0131 447 4784
Wildlife Trust Partnership
The Green
Witham Park
Lincoln LN5 7JR
01522 544400
Contact to find out the address of your local Wildlife Trust
Wild Flower Society
68 Outwoods Road
Loughborough
Leics LE11 3LY
01509 215598
Woodland Trust
Autumn Park
Dysart Road
Grantham
Lincs NG31 6LL
01476 742297


Environmental Organisations

Centre for Alternative Technology
Llwyngwern Quarry
Machynlleth
Powys SY20 9AZ
01654 702400
Friends of the Earth
26-28 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ
020 7490 1555
Greenpeace
Canonbury Villas
London N1 2PN
020 7354 5100
Florence fennel The International Pesticides Action Network
c/o The Pesticide Trust
23 Beehive Place
London SW9 7QR
020 7274 8895
National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection
136 North Street
Brighton BN1 1RG
01273 26313


Suppliers

Agriframes Limited
Charlwoods Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 2HG
01983 209209
Supplier of ventilated polythene tunnel cloches
Beetroot
Swede D.T. Brown & Company Limited Bury Road
Kentford
Newmarket
Suffolk CB8 7PR
0845 766 2275
John Chambers
15 Westleigh Road
Barton Seagrave
Kettering
Northants NN15 5AJ
01933 652562
Seeds of native wild flowers and mixes; grasses; herbs; and green manure crops.
Chiltern Seeds Bortree Stile
Ulverston
Cumbria LA12 7PB
01229 581137
The most amazing selection of seeds. Utterly incredible.
Cumulus Organics and Conservation Limited
Timber Yard
Two Mile Lane
Highnam
Gloucester GL2 8DW
01452 305814
Suppliers of soil test kits, organic fertilisers, and leather meal and Swiss reciprocating hoes.
DIY Plastics Regal Way
Faringdon
Oxfordshire SN7 7XD
01367 242932
Plastics and plastic sheet for every project
Samuel Dobie and Son Ltd
PO Box 90
Paignton
Devon TQ3 1XY
0870 112 3625
Suppliers of knee pads and seeds
Mr Fothergill's Seeds Gazeley Road
Kentford
Newmarket
Suffolk CB8 7QB
01638 751161
Jemp Engineering Limited
Roe Works
Dudley Road
Halesowen
West Midlands B63 3LR
01384 896666
Supplier of propagators, electric propagator bases and soil warming cables.
Brussels sprouts
E W King & Company Limited
Monks Farm
Kelvedon
Colchester
Essex CO5 9PG
01376 570000
Vegetable seeds, also seeds for flowers, herbs, green manures.
S E Marshall & Co Ltd
Regal Road
Wisbech
Cambs PE13 2RF
01945 583407
Maxicrop Garden Products Limited
Bridge House
High Street
Tonbridge
Kent TN9 1DR
0870 0115117
Supplier of liquid seaweed
Metpost Limited Expamet Building Products
Metpost Division
PO Box 52
Longhill Industrial Estate
Hartlepool TS25 1PR
01429 866611
Gate, fence and railing system, rot-proof trellis and metal products
Seed Savers Exchange
Rural Route 3
Box 239
Decorah
Iowa 52101
U.S.A.
Yearly publications through which members can offer and track down unique vegetable varieties.
Suffolk Herbs Limited
Monks Farm
Pantlings Lane
Kelvedon
Essex CO5 9PG
01376 572456
Sutton Seeds Limited
Hele Road
Torquay
Devon TQ2 7QJ
0870 220 2899
Tamar Organics Unit 5q, Westbridge Trading Estate
Tavistock
Devon PL19 8DE
01822 618765
Seed and Organic Garden Supplies
Thompson & Morgan (Ipswich) Limited
London Road
Ipswich IP2 0BA
01473 688821
Contact details for other countries vary, see: http://www.thompson-morgan.com/en/contact
Transatlantic Plastics
23 Brighton Road
Surbiton
Surrey KT6 5LR
02380 869999 Suppliers of black polythene, bubble wrap, silica gel etc.
Turning Worms
Unit 42
Glan Yr Afon Industrial Estate
Llanbadarn
Aberystwyth
Dyfed SY23 3JQ
01970 617574
Supplier of seed and potting composts
Two Wests & Elliott's
Unit 4 Carrwood Road
Sheepbridge Industrial Estate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S41 9RH
01246 451077
Quality equipment for Greenhouse, Conservatory and Garden
Unwins Seeds Limited
Alconbury Hill
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE28 4HY
Wallis Seeds
Broads Green
Great Waltham
Chelmsford
Essex CM3 1DS
01245 360413
A small firm, with an interesting selection of more unusual vegetable seeds
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