Author(s): Alan Gear
There is massive interest, both public and media, in organic gardening, it has never been more accessible with millions of people seeking to know more. In this book, the authors not only describe what organic gardening is, but how it developed for the ideas of those who were thought of as cranks back in the 1950's to what the RHS now describes as the 'major influence on 21st-century gardens and gardening'. The book is enlivened with tales of enthusiasts - from inner city dwellers, school children and allotment growers to well-known individuals such as Susan Hampshire and the Prince of Wales. There are also in-depth interviews with Raymond Blanc and Sophie Grigson and contributions from Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh.
Alan and Jackie Gear are an inspiring couple who have been behind many significant national campaigns and events, including the UKs vegetable gene bank and Heritage Vegetable Seed Library: National Potato Day; and the restoration of the walled Victorian Kitchen garden at Audley End House in Essex.