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The Garden Museum Literary Festival: Born Again Gardeners

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/ 

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

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/ 

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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/

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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/