Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden In Extraordinary Times

I am currently sat amongst 100’s of notes for a new talk I am putting together called ‘Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden in Extraordinary Times’.

I am trying to work out what role the garden and gardener play in the current political climate, how the way we garden can affect the world.

It will be presented at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury on March 12th, as part of a series set up by Greener Sudbury that started last Autumn with Bob Flowerdew.

(You know Bob Flowerdew — he wrote The No Work Garden— a favourite of mine, an inspiration! Plain speaking and to the point about focusing on the actions that will make a difference in your garden. Worth a read.)

The blurb for ‘Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden In Extraordinary Times’ is here:

Darren Lerigo is a former playwright, stand-up comedian, flower farmer and judge of the longest vegetable competition at the local WI.
With a CV like that, you know you’re in safe hands.
In Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden in Extraordinary Times, Darren will explore how our gardens can have a positive impact in a modern world of unrelenting connection, cultural displacement and dwindling natural resources.
Drawing on garden ideas from around the world he will show you how to make your garden a haven for wildlife, reduce damage from slugs and snails, improve your flower borders, sequester carbon in the soil and help arrest the decline of our bee population.
All while growing sweet and tasty tomatoes for your dinner too.
If you are in need of some garden inspiration, or some real world horticultural advice, or perhaps just want a moment to stop and sniff the flowers, then Green Elements: Cultivating Your Garden in Extraordinary Times is the talk for you.

If you know anyone who would be interested, I would be really grateful if you could let them know — more details are here:

Quay Theatre, Sudbury website.

You can buy your ticket there too.