Growing Greener: Growing food sustainably
Nurturing our own fruit and veg gives us much more than just a harvest – Arit hears from food grower and policy guru Professor Tim Lang
From cutting air miles to boosting biodiversity and soil health, nurturing our own fruit and veg garden gives us so much more than just a harvest.
Arit discusses the future of our food – and how gardeners can be at the heart of the solutions around air miles and carbon footprint – with guest, Professor Tim Lang, Garden Organic President, gardener, one-time hill farmer and a passionate champion of growing our own food.
Listen now to this fascinating discussion between Arit Anderson and Professor Tim Lang:
About our guest
Professor Tim Lang is Professor Emeritus of Food Policy at City University London, founding its Centre for Food Policy in 1994. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancs, which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since.
He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation and a special advisor to four House of Commons Select Committee inquiries. He is President of Garden Organic, and his latest book is Feeding Britain: Our Food problems and How to Fix Them (Penguin)
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