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BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time

OCTOBER 2018

For BBC’s long standing gardening radio show, I was invited to interview author and balcony gardener Alice Vincent about growing edible plants in tiny spaces. Gardeners’ Question Time is a Radio 4 institution, with over 2 million listeners a week. Recorded in a different location each week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000v9b

Houseplants for Health: Lionsgate Wellness Month

SEPTEMBER 2018

Leading entertainment company, Lionsgate invited me to deliver a talk exploring the health benefits of houseplants as part of their annual Wellness Month.

Nova Kitchen Garden: Mindful Gardening Workshop

AUGUST 2018

As part of Create Victoria's Nova Food installation, I was invited to create and lead a workshop exploring how to work with plants as gateway to mindfulness.

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The Garden Museum Literary Festival: Born Again Gardeners

JULY 2018

As part of the Garden Museum's Annual Literary Festival, I was invited to speak alongside Alice Vincent (Author of How to Grow Stuff and journalist for The Telegraph) about a new generation of growers who are changing their lives and careers to incorporate their love of plants.

https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/


The Noughticulture Talks at The Garden Museum: Growing to eat in small spaces

MARCH 2018

In the first of a series of talks curated by Alice Vincent, I was part of a panel alongside gardener Jack Wallington to discuss how to approach growing edible plants in urban spaces.

https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/

Abergavenny Food Festival: The Garden Shed

SEPTEMBER 2017

As part of a weekend of food inspired programming for the Abergavenny Food Festival, I was invited to host the Garden Shed. The Garden Shed was a space dedicated to talking about growing and to host practical workshops and hands-on activities for children.

http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/

RCA Fine Art Talk (as part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival)

MAY 2017

As part of The Chelsea Fringe Festival, I was invited by the Royal College of Art to speak about growing food in the city. The event included a presentation on my journey from working in media into becoming an urban organic food grower in London and a conversation with curator, Anne Duffau (pictured) and the audience covering food sovereignty, seed saving and sustainable beekeeping.

https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/artist-talk-claire-ratinon/