19th May 2021
About this Event
Join The Orchard Project for a fascinating evening with our charity patron, renowned celebrity horticulturalist, Alys Fowler.
Alys will talk about how to create a productive, beautiful, low maintenance, edible garden using regenerative and ecological principles. She’ll share insights from her forthcoming book and inspire us with her lifelong passion for urban gardening and foraging.
A large part of this event will be dedicated to answering your questions on ecological and edible gardening. You’ll be able to send a question in advance.
Our legendary fruit tree expert, Lewis McNeill, will join Alys on the panel. Lewis will talk about how to apply these permaculture principles to community orchards. He’ll be glad to answer your questions on how to create resilient, ecological orchards with abundant fruit yields.
7:30pm – Alys Fowler: “The ‘Hows’ and ‘Whys’ of Ecological, Edible Gardens”.
7:50pm – Lewis McNeill: “The Ecological Orchard”
8:05pm – Q&A for both speakers
8:25pm – Round up & wrap up.
Alys Fowler writes the weekly gardening column for The Guardian magazine. She has presented on BBC Gardeners’ World, The Great British Garden Revival and her own six-part series, The Edible Garden. After training with the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Alys has authored a plethora of popular gardening books including, The Thrifty Gardener, Edible Garden, The Thrifty Forager, A Modern Herbal, Hidden Nature and Abundance.
Lewis McNeill has 10 years of experience in planting, restoring and maintaining community orchards. Lewis champions nature-friendly, permaculture approaches to food growing and has shared his knowledge on the BBC’s Gardener’s World and the Orchard People Radio show.