Growing Alternative Crops for a Changing Climate

Find out what crops are most adaptable to the changing climate in the UK.

5 Aug 2020 18:0000:00

Photo Credit: Zoe Warde Aldam

Photo Credit: Zoe Warde Aldam

Learn how to successfully grow alternative crops such as Oca, Perennial Kale and Tomatillos, which may be more resilient to changes in our climate than standard crops such as Potatoes, Cabbages and Tomatoes. Many of our standard crops are becoming susceptible to the heat of summer, the frequency of fungal diseases and drought. There are alternatives to these crops, and this session introduces these crops and how to grow them.

Trainer - Helena Dove

Helena currently manages the Kitchen Garden at Kew Gardens, which is run organically and gives its produce to the on-site cafes and for vegetable sales. Previously, she ran the historic Kitchen Garden at Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield. Before working in horticulture, Helena was a qualified teacher, specialising in Music Technology.

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