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Online Talk: Digging the Dirt on Peat-free Gardening

21 Feb 2024
19:00 – 20:00
A close up of a gardener holding a trowel and compost

About two-thirds of bagged composts sold to gardeners contain at least some peat, and almost all plants you buy are grown in it, too. Yet digging up this precious resource destroys one of our most important carbon stores and ruins a unique habitat.

Find out why organisations like Plantlife are campaigning to keep peat in the ground where it belongs, and discover how you can still have a beautiful, productive garden without it. Sally Nex, garden writer and campaign advocate for the Peat-free Partnership, and Alison Murphy, our Peat-free Intern, are joined by special guest, garden writer and former BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Alys Fowler to dig deep into the dirtiest issue in gardening.