Growing at least some of your own food in tune with the natural world is one of the most empowering and life-affirming experiences out there. For money saving, for food security, for positive climate action, for wellbeing.. just because it feels so incredibly, incredibly good.
I’m an award winning environmental journalist, editor and gardening trainer and a leading authority on climate change savvy grow your own. My approach is low-cost, nature friendly, fun and totally climate change savvy. I have been growing food organically for more than 35 years and writing and teaching my down-to-earth, resilient approach since 2013 for publications such as The Guardian and Gardeners’ World magazine and everyone from The RHS, Kate Humble’s Farm and Garden Organic to The National Botanic Garden of Wales. My adventures in the high hills of West Wales where I have experienced flooding, my private water supply running dry, and much more besides, means my techniques are tried and tested.
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As well as editing The Organic Way magazine for more than six years, I have gardening columns in Grow Your Own magazine and Country Smallholder and contribute regularly to a range of national publications including Gardeners’ World magazine on all things organic, thrifty and resilient growing. I was awarded the prestigious , Beth Chatto environmental journalist of the year award in 2022 by the Garden Media Guild.
I am the co-author of the ground-breaking The Climate Change Garden book. Originally published in 2019, the new updated version with lots of new material was published by Cool Springs Press (part of the Quarto Group) in February 2023 as a global guide to a more resilient garden.
I teach in person and online a range of different courses and deliver talks for a range of audiences. From high profile RHS flower shows such as RHS Tatton Park and RHS Wisley to training for schools and social housing trusts and food banks. I also design climate change savvy community gardens and consult on more resilient spaces. I offer a wealth of wider experience and time and money saving techniques designed to empower and help you find a way of gardening that works for you and your plot – whatever the weather.
“Kim is an excellent communicator and her passion for gardeningAngela
more productively and in-tune with nature has given me many ideas
for my own garden. I loved the fact that she catered for people with
different levels of experience and gave everyone tips. I would
recommend this course to anyone with an interest in growing their
own food and caring for the future of our planet.”
The Climate Change Garden
Sally Morgan & Kim Stoddart
New updated book published by Quarto Feb 2023.
“Really enjoyed this course. Kim was great and full of knowledgeStephen
and inspiration. The course ran at our pace so nothing was rushed
and every question we had was answered in depth. The practical
side was fun which made this even better. Thanks again Kim.”