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  •  Transition Towns Climate Hub Launch Day, "Why I Grow" short talk:

Saturday 25 June 2022


Further details to come

Free event 


  • RHS at Hampton Court, 2 talks:

Saturday 9th July 2022

Hampton Court, Surrey 


  • The Barbican London "Planting a Seed: Gardening as a Gateway to Nature" pannel 

10th July 2022


The Barbican, London



"Join us on the Barbican’s Conservatory Terrace, as a panel of gardeners, growers and horticulturists discuss gardening to connect with the natural world and finding belonging through planting.

Horticulturist and regenerative grower Poppy Okotcha, Head of Horticulture at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Errol Rueben Fernandes and Marta Lowcewicz, Head Gardener at the Barbican Conservatory are in conversation with organic food grower and writer Claire Ratinon."


  •  Charleston Festival of the Garden "The Modern Kitchen Garden" pannel:

Thursday 14th July 2022





"Join pioneering landscape designers Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg, and regenerative grower, forager and cook Poppy Okotcha, as they reimagine kitchen gardens for today. From the innovations at RHS Garden Bridgewater to naturally balanced edible forest gardens, let’s celebrate the power of growing food for ourselves and our communities."


Part of Charleston House's Festival of the Garden, "four days of live and in-person events bringing together today’s most pioneering gardeners, designers, writers, artists, horticulturists and activists. This year’s Festival of the Garden explores our connection with the land, and the line between wilderness and cultivation, landscapes and gardens."

  • Wilderness Festival pannel:

Sunday 8th August 2022



Part of Wilderness Festival a "four-day festival combining live music, arts, wellbeing and an array of theatre, artisanship, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and culinary experiences in the Oxfordshire countryside."

  • Beth Chatto Symposium pannel:

Saturday 1st-Sunday 2nd September 2022

University of Essex


Part of 2022 Beth Chatto Syposium There can be no doubt that the way we have historically managed urban and public space land is unsustainable and requires fundamental change. And that change needs to happen now.

This fundamental change is simple, and can be rewarding in a variety of ways.

Together we will learn that this change is possible, via knowledge sharing with the use of expert case studies and examples.

This change could take effect at pace, by working collaboratively with others.

We feel the time is now to bring individuals together amid the ecological crisis we are all facing and as the pressures and demands of the Anthropocene gain pace in damaging the natural world."

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