Grow Your Own Alternative Edibles
by James Wong
Thursday, 15th November - 19.30 Chelmsford

Did you know that there are well over 2,500 edible plant species which are perfectly happy to grow in the UK?  We no longer eat as we did 50 years ago – our diets are more exciting, varied and international.  Why, then, do we stick to growing the same 20 or so crops, which represent a meagre 1 per cent of what we could actually grow?

In his talk, James will demonstrate that there is life beyond spuds, sprouts and lettuce by revealing the huge array of delicious, exciting and experimental crops that will thrive in our Essex climate.  With very little effort you can easily turn your veg patch into a larder of ‘superfoods’ and exotic delicacies!

This talk is suitable for both the novice and experienced grower looking for ideas, tips and a bit of inspiration! 

About the speaker:

James Wong is an ethnobotanist, television presenter & best-selling author based in London, UK. Trained to Masters level at the University of Kent and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, his work has taken him to Ecuador, South China and Indonesia.

In 2009 he fronted the award-winning BBC TV series “Grow Your Own Drugs”, introducing a fresh, modern take on preparing a broad range of plant-based remedies, reflecting his life-long passion for all things botanical.

He has since gone on to become a regular face on the hit BBC rural affairs series “Countryfile”, as well as presenting further series of Grow Your Own Drugs, Grow Your Own Drugs at Christmas & James Wong and the Malaysian Garden, which followed his efforts to co-design a gold-medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

James will be signing his new book “Homegrown Revolution”, available to purchase on the night for £20 (cheque or cash only).


Attendance is FREE but booking is ESSENTIAL. Book here