November podcast - out now!

We take a worm's eye view of autumn in this month's Organic Gardening Podcast, looking at how to protect wormeries and soil over winter
Worms in organic compost
Fiona discusses how she looks after her wormery in winter and make the most of her vermicompost

There's a fascinating discussion about creating veganic compost - and Anton chats with CSA farmer Becca Stevenson about how she helps local produce get from farm to plate.

Nurturing your soil

Fiona joins Chris Collins to share details of her trip to a new compost demonstration site in Cumbria. And discusses how she looks after her wormery in winter to protect her worms and make the most of her vermicompost. And we learn how ‘spraing’ can affect potato tubers.

Connecting with the community

Dr Anton Rosenfeld pays a visit to Becca, head grower at the certified organic Five Acres Community Farm, in Ryton, to find out what’s involved in a community supported agricultural (CSA) farm.

Becca shows Anton how CSA farms allow communities to buy shares in what they produce to get local produce on to local plates, cut down on food waste and increase community engagement with food growing. She talks about the challenges of pests and diseases and getting through the hungry gap with bundles of stored and preserved produce.

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