Roots to Work: The Market Gardener
Chrissy Harrison is an urban market gardener, growing amazing salads and crops for veg box customers, after having to pivot from a focus on restaurant sales, during the pandemic. Here she talks to Hannah Crump about life as a city-based farmer.
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Reader's Corner - Rebugging the Planet
According to environmental campaigner Vicki Hird, the bugs are in trouble. Hannah Crump spoke to Vicki about the beautiful side of bugs, what we can do to help them and her new book, ‘Rebugging the Planet’.
Farming on the edge
Ellie Costigan checks out a quiet revolution happening on the edge of our cities.
Seeds of change: the young gardeners
Inviting young people to open up about their relationship with growing food, Amy Vernon and Jed Coiley dive into why it’s attracting a younger audience and what needs to be done to entice more.
Reader's corner - A Small Farm Future
At the ‘Eel we were excited to get our hands on Chelsea Green Publishing’s recent release on small-scale farming as a way forward for society. ‘A Small Farm Future’ is a refreshing read, vital for food activists. Amy Luck spoke to author, farmer and former social scientist Chris Smaje, about his new release.
Roots to Work: The Greener-Grocers
Not a pair likely to let a pandemic stand in their way, Rob Slater chatted to Shrub Provisions cofounders and veg-fighting duo Harry Dyer and Sam Best about starting up when restaurants were closing down and supplying London with produce from the finest agroecological growers around.