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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