We're delighted that Bruton Town Council has adopted recommendations made by the Climate and Ecological Core Working Group. Its latest allotment renewal notice states:

"Please note that the Council prohibits the use of Glyphosate and similar herbicides / pesticides on its land including the raised beds; encourages  allotment holders to follow organic principles; bans use of peat-based compost; supports sharing of excess produce and supports events / workshops to promote food-growing".

The Pesticide Action Network has a Pesticide-Free Towns Campaign. By committing to  go pesticide-free, the Town Council can join the network which includes lots of other places.

There's information for Council's and land managers on alternatives to pesticides here.

There's a useful guide to gardening without pesticides focusing on specific pests here.



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