Free Webinar – People, plate and planet: working with wildlife for the benefit of all on the veg patch

Free Webinar – People, plate and planet: working with wildlife for the benefit of all on the veg patch


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Join us for the next in our series of free online webinars. On 4 February gardening journalist, editor and trainer Kim Stoddart will explore the co-benefits of working with wildlife and improving biodiversity on your garden veg patch or community green space.

This winter’s free webinars feature our Graduate School lecturers, Short Course tutors and guest speakers, introducing a wide range of sustainability topics, from habitat management and biodiverse gardening to climate change psychology and a just transition.

Working with wildlife on the veg patch

The climate and biodiversity crises impact many areas of our lives, including our veg patches and green spaces. In this webinar, Climate Change Garden book author, national gardening journalist and editor, Kim Stoddart explores how we can mitigate the effects by shifting from primped and polished gardening to working with nature.

Kim will explain how the natural world holds so many of the answers when it comes to building greater resilience for people, plate and planet. Working with wildlife to build a natural biodiversity (above and below ground) enables lower maintenance, more sustainable and climate change savvy food production all-round. 

A veg patch that is truly alive (rather than meticulously controlled) can also offer many benefits for wellbeing, with the site and sounds of nature taking your gardening to a whole new level of connection and enjoyment. 

This webinar is run in partnership with The National Botanic Garden of Wales as part of their Growing the Future project. Growing the Future is a five-year project to champion Welsh horticulture, plants for pollinators, the protection of wildlife and the virtues of growing plants for food, fun, health and well-being.

 Key information

  • Duration: 1 hour, including talk and Q&A
  • Upcoming dates: Thursday 4 February 2021
  • Start time: 7pm
  • Spaces are limited
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

How it works

  • Webinars are hosted on Zoom and booking a place is required (see below).
  • You can only book one place at a time.
  • Bookings require a functioning email address as the link to access the webinar will be sent there. Only one booking is allowed per email address.
  • You’ll usually receive notifications from us 1 day and 1 hour before the event is scheduled to take place.
  • This notification will include a Zoom webinar link. Simply click shortly before the webinar is due to begin.
  • Do not share your email link with other users. Space on the webinars is limited and each link will only give one user access.
  • If you have any questions please get in touch

Meet the speaker

A popular gardening journalist, editor and trainer, Kim Stoddart has been writing for publications such as the Guardian since 2013. She has gardening columns in magazines including Grow Your Own and Country Smallholding magazines and edits The Organic Way for Garden Organic.

Kim is the author of The Climate Change Garden book and runs climate change and other resilience-related courses for The National Botanic Gardens of Wales, as well as from her training gardens and smallholding near to Synod Inn in Ceredigion.

Kim is the Garden Organic Wales representative for Wales and is passionate about helping people grow their own food for greater resilience and wellbeing overall.

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