Pick Of The Week: Organic Food & Wine Festival

Fri to 1 Aug Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1
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The Independent Culture
Research has shown that eight out of 10 skylarks - an endangered species - prefer organic farms, yet less than 1% of UK farmland is cultivated organically. This is the kind of information that may stir your ire at this inaugural, and long overdue, event.

No one has calculated the percentage of the population that prefers organic produce, but the proliferation of such food in high street stores suggests that there is a preference to be plundered. Top names in the industry - such as the Soil Association and Organics Direct - will be among those taking part in the festival, and you can expect tips on everything from how to improve your sex life to "lazy gardening".

Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1 (0181-746 1115) Fri to 1 Aug, pounds 4/pounds 3