Organic September: A Sustainable Journey

12th September 2023

This month we celebrate the eco-conscious movement “Organic September.” This global awareness month encourages individuals to make mindful choices about what they consume and the impact it has on the environment.

In the heart of Kent, the historic Pantiles provides an idyllic backdrop for embracing this green initiative.

Why Organic September Matters

Organic September isn’t just another awareness month; it’s a global movement that underscores the importance of choosing organic products. According to the Soil Association, the UK’s leading organic certification body, organic farming helps reduce chemical use by up to 98%, benefiting both the environment and our health. Organic September plays a pivotal role in raising awareness about these crucial aspects.

Organic Farming

  • Globally, organic agriculture covers over 72 million hectares of land, supporting biodiversity and sustainable land use
  • The UK’s organic market witnessed a 12.6% growth in 2020, demonstrating a rising demand for organic products
  • Organic farming reduces greenhouse gas emissions, making it a significant contributor to combatting climate change

The Benefits of Organic Living

Choosing organic isn’t just a trend; it’s a lifestyle that brings numerous benefits. Organic farming promotes healthy soil, reduces water pollution and minimises soil erosion. Additionally, organic foods are free from synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, making them a safer choice for consumers.

Supporting Local Farmers

One of the pillars of Organic September is supporting local farmers. Kent boasts a thriving community of organic farmers who provide fresh, wholesome produce. By choosing locally sourced organic goods, you contribute to the region’s agricultural sustainability while enjoying the finest flavours Kent has to offer.

Organic Living at The Pantiles

The Pantiles serves as a focal point for this green movement in Tunbridge Wells, with various food-related events – such as The Harvest Food Festival this coming weekend – and activities that promote organic living. Several of our cafes, restaurants and shops in the area prioritise organic ingredients and products. When you visit, you’re not just experiencing Kent’s rich history but also supporting a sustainable future.

Taking Action During Organic September

Participating in Organic September is easier than you might think. Start by visiting The Pantiles to explore our venue’s organic options. Attend local events, workshops and markets to learn more about sustainable living. Make a commitment to incorporate organic products into your daily life, from groceries to skincare.

As Organic September continues, remember the profound impact your choices can have on the environment and your wellbeing. By embracing organic living, you contribute to a more sustainable future for Kent and the world.

When you visit The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells, you’ll find a community that shares your commitment to making eco-conscious choices. Join the movement, celebrate Organic September, and savour the beauty of Kent’s organic offerings!