Greener gardening – with Jack Wallington
Could gardening be part of the solution to the problems of climate change? Our podcast guest, Jack Wallington, says Yes – and reveals his approach to sustainable growing
Are you concerned by climate change, but feel powerless in the face of such a global problem? Our podcast guest Jack Wallington believes that gardening could be a powerful solution, giving us all a way to make a genuine difference in our own gardens – however small.
Jack is an author, influencer, designer and advocate for sustainable gardening. He was first discovered through the Monty Don TV series Big Dreams, Small Spaces – where Monty helped him to turn a drab London patio into a plant-packed, city oasis. It was a life-changing moment, says Jack – who has gone on to turn a hobby into a career as a designer, focused on greener ways to garden.
During lockdown, he moved out of the city to a smallholding in Yorkshire, where he experiments with new techniques and planting styles that any future-facing, sustainable gardener could adopt – sharing these discoveries in his new book, A Greener Life (Laurence King 2022).
Listen now, as he reveals how sustainable gardening means slowing down and tuning in to nature – creating beautiful and seasonal gardens that nurture our wellbeing just as much as the wildlife that shares these spaces with us.
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