Update – In person courses are all now fully booked for 2022 but I will have new dates from March 2023 lined up now. Please sign up to my newsletter for first availability and monthly tips Online courses now available on climate change and under cover growing. New thrifty growing and growing edibles over winter online courses coming soon.

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Growing at least some of your own food is one of the most empowering and life-affirming experiences out there and that’s even more so the case right now. Especially when you learn to let nature in to lend a helping hand, it becomes incredibly rewarding, less time-consuming, easier and more nurturing and enjoyable all round. It becomes fun and productive.

I have been gardening since I was a (apparently moody) teenager (more than 35 years) and am known for teaching a down-to-earth, resilient approach that is good for person, plate and planet.

I’ve always gardened organically and have been writing for the national press (Guardian et al) since 2013. I also edit The Organic way magazine for Garden Organic. I’ve been running my popular  gardening courses, since 2014 and love teaching how you too can nurture a wide range of delicious home grown produce for yourselves with little to no fuss at all.

All too often gardening is made out to be a lot more complicated than it need be with lots of exacting rules – yet I cut through this to demonstrate lots of more free-spirited ideas and time saving tricks, techniques and skills to furnish you with the knowledge and inspiration to find a way of gardening that works best for you and your plot.

I offer a wealth of wider experience guaranteed to empower and help you look at gardening in a whole new way entirely.

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I’m a gardening journalist and author with a strong background in social enterprise and ethical business. I write regularly for a range of publications including the Guardian, The Express, Gardeners’ World magazine, The Telegraph, Grow Your Own and Country Smallholding magazines, and I’m editor of The Organic Way magazine. I have been running courses and workshops since 2014.

Want to learn how to be a climate change savvy gardener? 
For more hints and tips see www.climatechangegarden.uk