Futureproof your veg plot

ORGANIC gardening expert Sally Morgan is coming to Castle Gardens at Sherborne on Thursday 2nd September to launch her new book, The Healthy Vegetable Garden.

Delving into natural, chemical free approaches to soil, biodiversity and managing pests and diseases, this free event will give growers of all abilities the opportunity to learn how to maintain healthy and productive fruit and vegetable crops year after year.

Responding to reports that nearly three million people took up gardening in 2020, using the lockdown as an opportunity to engage with nature, become more self-sufficient and eat a healthier diet, this new book is the perfect tool to give growers the confidence to work in harmony with nature, nourishing themselves as well as their little patch of the planet.

Sally Morgan is editor of the Soil Association’s Organic Farming magazine, writes regularly for gardening and smallholding magazines and is a member of the Garden Media Guild. She runs smallholder courses on her organic farm in Somerset.

The Healthy Vegetable Garden is priced at £22 in paperback and will be on sale at the event. Register for the free book launch at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-healthy-vegetable-garden-tickets-165750400911. Doors open at 6:.30pm; refreshments will be provided by the Walled Garden Restaurant before the event starts at 7.30pm.