A Garden Above The Estuary - a highly productive organic fruit and veg plot
Join the Avon Organic Group as they welcome guest speaker Adam Alexander. Adam is a consummate story-teller, an award-winning film and television producer of documentaries about little-known cultures, (A Year in Tibet), popular food series, (Return to Tuscany, The Urban Chef) and gardening programmes, (A Year at Kew, A Garden for Eden).
Adam’s true passion is collecting rare, endangered but above all, delicious vegetables from around the world, discovering and conserving rare, endangered garden crops.
His knowledge and expertise in growing vegetables for seed is highly valued by Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library, for which he is a seed guardian. He shares seeds with other growers and gene banks in the EU, USA and Canada and is currently growing out seed of heritage Syrian vegetables to be returned to the Middle East as part of a programme to revive traditional horticulture and seed-saving.
At his Severn Estuary site, he grows nearly five hundred varieties of rare and heirloom varieties from around the world – transformed since 2014 from a neglected field to what is now a highly productive fruit and vegetable garden.
His talk will focus on seeds and seed saving and the benefits of sustainable and organic gardening and how with very little effort one can turn the most neglected space into an imperfect paradise!
Filled with guidance, helpful seed saving tips and techniques to keep your growing affordable and pleasurable, his mantra is, ‘If you want to eat great food you really should grow it yourself!’
Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book here to secure a place.