Blue Peter gardener to host peat seminar

Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins is to host a seminar giving garden centres advice on peat sales immediately before the Garden Retail awards on 12 November.

Peat and Peat Alternatives in retail sales is from 3pm-4.30pm at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

The seminar will explore how your business can work towards peat reduction, work towards Government targets and improve its environmental credentials. Funded by Defra and in association with Horticulture Week and Garden Retail, the seminar is free of charge and includes refreshments.

Speakers are HTA’s Tim Briercliffe on the Growing Media Initiative, Defra’s Judith Stuart on Government peat policy, Growing Media Association chairman Catherine Dawson on progress in peat reduction by the manufacturers and Homebase’s Charles Drewe on retailer experience in peat reduction, why, how and where next?

Book with or tel 0118 9303132 by 5 November.

Briercliffe said: “For any garden centre that is keen to promote their environmental credentials this seminar will explain the environmental issues around peat use and how the supply industry is geared up to deliver peat reduction. By holding the event at the same venue and on the same day as the Garden Retail Awards we hope to attract many potential GMI members.”

To book a place at the Garden Retail awards call 020 8267 4161 or email Sponsors are HTA, Westland, Quinton Edwards, Greenfield Software and Compact & Bale.

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