Do you allow the use of peat in organic farming?

We support the phase out of peat as quickly as possible as it is a non-renewable resource and there is an overwhelming conservation case for not using it. Organic commercial growers already only use peat in limited circumstances. Alternatives are available such as reclaimed peat, coir (the hairy outer part of coconut husks), biochar and green waste as a base for the compost. Ongoing research and development means that these products are improving all the time.






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