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The Plant Based Podcast

Mar 21, 2021

In this episode of the Plant Based Podcast, Michael and Ellen sit down with not one, but two special guests to delve into the worlds of horticulture and social media!

In part one, Lucy from @SheGrowsVeg talks all about her personal journey – from leaving the hustle and bustle of the fashion industry and immersing herself into nature, growing different types of edible goodness and cultivating a social media following of more than 100,000 people! She also talks through her thoughts on social media, sharing how she gained her impressive following, how she deals with the pressure that comes from it and how she thinks it benefits the horticultural industry. Lucy also shares the inspiration behind her new book, Get up and Grow, which is out on 29th April!

In part two, Alex from The Essex Allotment shares his inspiration for becoming a market gardener, and how social media has turned his hobby into a business! He also chats to Michael and Ellen about what he hopes the future of his market farm will look like and shares some words of wisdom for anyone thinking about growing their own veg or wanting to start their own social media channel.

To round things off, winner of The Great British Bake Off, John Whaite, pops in for a gossip! From Bake Off to barrister and back to baker, he shares his journey and all the secrets from behind the scenes on his TV work.

Hear from Forage & Folklore all about the power of dandelions plus Joey and Katy from share a recipe for a delicious pasta creation.

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