Kim and Sally are grateful for the support of Garden Organic, Dalefoot Composts and First Tunnels, who got behind the idea of the book from the start and understood its importance for gardeners.
Garden Organic is a charity that promotes organic growing through campaigns, advice, community work and research. 10 per cent of the net profits from the sale of The Climate Change Garden will go to support the work of Garden Organic. You can read more about the work of the charity here.
Dalefoot Composts has a unique 360 degree perspective on the ‘peat in gardening’ debate. Not only does this Lake District-based family firm make and champion the use of peat-free compost, it also restores damaged peat bogs across the UK for nature and environmental organisations. As peatlands erode or are harvested for horticulture, carbon is released into the atmosphere accelerating global warming. Peatlands are a vital carbon store, formed over thousands of years. The peatland ecosystem is the most efficient carbon sink on the planet – it stores twice as much carbon as all of the earth’s forests, however they only cover 3% of the earth’s surface. Peatlands also play an important role in the hydrological cycle maintaining water quality, and helping in natural flood management by ‘slowing the flow’. The company is passionate about saving peat and encouraging gardeners to switch to peat free. Its premium composts are made from sustainably-sourced bracken and Herdwick wool in the Lake District, so they are high in essential nutrients, feeding for up to two years and provide excellent moisture retention. You can read more here
First Tunnels has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, providing polytunnels to domestic and commercial gardeners alike. Our passionate team of skilled professionals produces and supplies the highest quality polytunnels available in the UK. By extending the growing season for thousands of gardeners across the country, we take pride in helping people feed their families with fresh, nutritious food, and in boosting commercial yields of plant and flower crops. We work closely with schools, teaching children about the importance of healthy eating and bringing the class-room to the great outdoors. Based in the mill town of Altham, Lancashire, we are a big part of the local community. If you are ever in the area, feel free to swing on by to meet the team and see our manufacturing process in person. We do everything in house in order to guarantee quality and keep costs down for our valued customers. Those customers include NHS Trusts around the country, HM Prisons, schools, and other government organisations. We even supply gardening celebrities such as Alan Titchmarsh and Bob Flowerdew, as well as acclaimed chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. You can read more here. We are proud to sponsor this important book