GROW FOOD slow food Have your garden and eat it too. A practical guide to organic gardening in the sub-tropics with step-by-step instructions and delicious seasonal recipes. Come with me too on some of my travels in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond.

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Austria (Innsbruck) to Italy (Verona) by bicycle
Day 1:  Innsbruck to Bressanone
Day 2: Bressanone to Bolzano
Day 3: Bolzano to Trento
Day 4: Trento to Lake Garda

Turkey: Anatolian Coast and Ephesus
Bali: Ubud and the Rice Fields
Greek Islands:  Corfu
Greek Islands: Folegandros
Greek Islands: Ios
Greek Islands: Milos
Greek Islands, Sifnos (Poulati)
Greek Islands, Sifnos
Greek Islands, Skopelos
Greek Islands, Symi
Indonesia, Flores and the Komodo Islands
Italy: The Veneto: Verona, Padua, Vicenza and Venice
Malaysia, Perhentian Islands, Penang, Langkawi Island
Singapore, Botanic Gardens, Little India

UK, Blickling Hall – house and garden (Suffolk) – 1 May 2015
UK, Chelsea Flower Show
UK, Helminham Hall Gardens (Suffolk)
UK, Lullingstone Castle (Kent)
UK,  Great Dixter Garden (Sussex) – 17 July 2012

Discovering Australia
Northern NSW: Koonyum Range, Mullumbimby
Northern NSW: Mt Jerusalem National Park
Northern NSW: The Pinnacle – Border Ranger National Park
Sydney, Vaucluse House, Bronte Baths, Parsley Bay, Ladies Baths-Coogee
Sydney, Bondi Beach, Clovelly Beach, Watsons Bay, Camp Cove
Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW


Dirty Politics, Dirty Power and Dirty Chemicals
Economics of Happiness – Gardening:Healing ourselves and healing the planet 
Getting America Back on Line – Sustainable Energy and Washing Lines
Fracking and Gas Fields – Community Opposition
Pesticides and Declining Insect Numbers
Sharing & Mutual Co-operation: Economics of Hapiness (Part2)
Simple Pleasures: Ruby Wax and Seneca
Obesity: Dying Art of Eating


Comfrey – assisting healing of bones, joints and soft tissue
Potato Poultice – for reducing swelling
Thyroid – symptoms of underactive thyroid (including high cholesterol)- my story.


Charles Darwin: Darwin’s Wormstone, Down House, Kent, UK
Christopher Lloyd: Gardener and Writer
Esther Dean: No-Dig Garden Beds
Frederick Chamberlain, my father
H.R.H. Prince of Wales
Michael Polan (author): Food Rules
Rachel Carson (author): Silent Spring
Seneca:  Roman Philosopher BC4-AD65
Stephanie Alexander (cook): Schools Kitchen Garden and Cooking Scheme
Vita Sackville West & Harold Nicholson: Garden designers of Sisinghurst Castle, Kent, UK
Helle Thorning Schmidt (Danish Prime Minister): Renewable Energy