Where fruit & veg come from (and why it matters)

Most of the fruit and veg we grow and eat in the UK didn’t originally come from here but the wider world. Join Paul Richens to learn more!

6 Oct 2021 17:3019:00

Photo credit: Paul Richens

Photo credit: Paul Richens

Most of the fruit and veg we grow and eat in the UK didn’t originally come from here but the wider world – and most of them have fascinating backstories.

Our trainer Paul Richens will look at a different fruit and vegetables we commonly grow in the UK to see if their origins might help us understand them a little better, their needs and foibles.

We’ll look at why some vegetables need so much watering, why some fruit do better after a ‘hard’ winter and why some vegetables need certain types of soil to thrive. Paul will use case studies and random observations to explain these traits.

Paul will aim for as much interaction as possible during the session so join him for an enjoyable trip around the world of fruit and vegetables.

Trainer bio:

Paul Richens - Urban Garden Designer & Trainer

Paul has been a gardener and worm-botherer since his farming parents gave him his own plot at the age of three. Since then, he has worked as a scientific photographer at The Natural History Museum, where his love of natural history was nurtured; a video producer/director in the US; and an account manager before he set up his own horticultural training company Blue Dome Synergies in 2008.

He was Gardens Manager for Global Generation at the Skip Garden for ten years. He is passionate about showing Londoners how to grow good organic vegetables in any small space. He advocates working with nature pursuing a ‘no kill’ policy and teaches amongst other subjects an understanding of living soil.


Once you register, you will receive a link and a password to our Zoom meeting session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE RECORDED.

If you cannot afford the ticket but would still like to attend, please contact capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org to see if we can help.


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