Freelance garden writer. For three years I ran the Wartime Garden project, born out of austerity this plot to plate project ran from 2010-2013 in my new garden, Pig Row, on the Saddleworth hills during this time I wrote regular articles on my experience of Dig for Victory in the 21st century for the Cottage Garden Magazine, The Guardian and Sainsbury's Magazine (you can view some links on these in my profile). We have worked through our garden with such clients Kings Seeds, Habitat Aid and the RHS to promote growing vegetables and fruit. As a disabled gardener I am passionate about the need for disabled people to have access to green space, I have appeared in the Kitchen Garden magazine talking about how I developed a quarter acre garden to fit my needs and how it will develop to teach others how to garden. I have worked with the Gardening for Disabled Trust to highlight the positives of gardening for mental well being. I am ex-Horticulture lecturer and my work on austerity gardens has appeared in the international project and publication, The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times (ed. Naomi Milthorpe). I am Garden Media Guild Award Finalist 2019 and Nottcutts Garden Centre Blogger of the Year 2014. I have a passion for talking about my garden from trees to vegetables. I regularly give a talk about how I developed Pig Row from a derelict garden, unloved and untouched for forty years and how the garden became about well being and family. I am an advocate for disability rights and campaign on sustainability/climate change.
I am published writer of fiction and poetry.
- Life on Pig Row
- 6 Masons Row
- Thurston Clough Road, Scouthead
- OL4 3RX
- Greater Manchester
- United Kingdom
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