The King is continuing his patronage of Garden Organic  - The Coventry Observer

The King is continuing his patronage of Garden Organic 

Holly Clement 13th Jun, 2024   0

In a significant endorsement for environmental sustainability, His Majesty The King has announced his continued patronage of Garden Organic, a leading charity dedicated to promoting organic gardening.

Known for his passion for organic gardening and environmental stewardship, The King’s longstanding support aligns closely with the charity’s mission.

His Majesty’s association with Garden Organic began 35 years ago, during his tenure as the Prince of Wales.

Over the years, he has visited the organisation’s flagship organic demonstration gardens at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry, multiple times.

The King has actively contributed to the charity’s goals by planting and nurturing rare heritage seed varieties from Garden Organic’s renowned Heritage Seed Library in his private gardens at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.

The Heritage Seed Library is a critical scheme that conserves up to 800 varieties of heritage, heirloom, and landrace vegetables, ensuring the preservation of genetic diversity and food heritage.

Fiona Taylor, Garden Organic’s CEO, said: “His Majesty The King is well known as a lifelong champion of gardening with nature and protecting the environment, and we are deeply honoured that he will retain the patronage of Garden Organic.

“His Majesty’s own garden at Highgrove is a beacon of organic growing and we look forward to continuing to promote best practice so gardeners everywhere can join together to support biodiversity.”

To commemorate The King’s dedication to nature and sustainable food production, he has launched a three-year programme called ‘Coronation Gardens for Food and Nature.’

This programme, spearheaded by The Wildlife Trusts in collaboration with Garden Organic, the Women’s Institute, and Incredible Edible, aims to inspire and equip communities to grow food in harmony with nature.

Garden Organic continues to make a substantial impact through its educational workshops and tours of the Ryton Organic Gardens.

These schemes provide essential knowledge and skills to people, helping them to grow their own fruits, vegetables, and flowers sustainably, thereby protecting biodiversity.

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