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adam alexander

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I am a producer of gardening and food programmes who has been collecting, growing and sharing seed of endangered and culturally important crops for over thirty years. I am a board member of Garden Organic who writes, lectures and blogs on the conservation of the genetic diversity of edible crops and my life as a seed detective. Every year I grow up to 100 different varieties of vegetables from my library of some 500 both for the table and for seed. I have appeared on BBC's Gardeners World and CNN's Going Green. I give talks in person and via Zoom. My book 'The Seed Detective' will be published by Chelsea Green in September 2022. Details of my talks and ;latest news can be found on my website;


Based in: Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Distance willing to travel: Any distance
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £175 plus 60p/mile distances up to 50 miles. £250 plus travelling expenses up to 100 miles. Greater distance and Zoom by negotiation

Talks: THE GARDENS OF THE MEKONG – A journey of horticultural discovery through Laos and Cambodia MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE VEGETABLES - from wild parent to cultivated offspring THE ADVENTURES OF A SEED DETECTIVE – collecting and sharing rare and endangered delicious vegetables from around the world. SEED SAVING MADE SIMPLE – Its easy, its rewarding and anyone can do it THE CULTURE OF SEED SAVING – Why saving seeds connects us to what we grow and eat THE SEED SAVERS OF RAJASTHAN - a land where local varieties and the celebration of deliciousness is a way of life ADVENTURES IN ALBANIA - exploring the greatest diversity of flora and food production in a little-known corner of Europe


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