Category Archives: Talks

Extreme Salad Man at Mount Stewart events this summer

I’m appearing at two events at National Trust property Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland this summer. I’ll be doing talks and walks and talks at both events

9th June:  BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party (see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/415rx5ZndyLb1gz3jnQ0SJV/gqt-on-location)

22nd and 23rd September: Planter’s Seminar (with Bob Flowerdew and Ken Cox)

See the  flyer below, more details to come :)

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Extreme Salad Man Videos

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A: Around the World in 80 plants talk in Hurdal, Norway in 3 parts with index to all the plants and topics covered in the film description:
Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiMSyt7qqGE

Part 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIlkhwQ-t48

Part 3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBxBwHzygpw

B: Stephen’s salad: a six part series following me around the garden collecting plants for a springtime extreme salad in mid-May, also fully indexed by plant names in the film description:
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvSB5cb_FXI

Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUiS0cOhASA

Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKmEJhSgp7g

Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5mXiVd5u4A

Part 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYDlKqHEbs

Part 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BZGXsUR6hA

C: Webinar on Winter and Hungry Gap Vegetables, March 2018: https://youtu.be/sf1ucsGrU2U

D: Interiew at the Holma Forest Garden in Sweden
https://vimeo.com/172589400

Webinar on winter perennial vegetables!

Thank you Emilia Rekestad for putting last week’s webinar on winter perennial vegetables up more permanently on youtube. Emilia first introduces the webinar and the polyculture project through which it was organised!
I hope you find it useful and please help us by sharing with friends and relevant groups!!
 

Japan and the edible perennials Webinar

Well, I survived the last 3 intensive days, first travelling from the UK whilst preparing for Wednesday’s talk about my study trip to Japan in spring 2016 at Ringve in Trondheim,  followed by last night’s Webinar on edible perennials and winter vegetables. Sometimes I take on a bit too much but it was fun!
You can see the webinar, moderated by Emilia Rekestad from Permaculture Sweden (I start at about 8:20 mins in to the recording and it lasts a little over 2 hours!). ENJOY!
https://tinyurl.com/yahgfrgz
It was strange to have so many people in my living room and they were mostly totally quiet and no eye contact was odd also! Anyway, it seems to have worked well technically. See what you think!

Hampshire and the Hungry Gap talk!

A few pictures from my Mum and Dad’s garden in Chandlers Ford, a walk around Old Town, Southampton, my talk on Hungry Gap veg at the Art Centre last night (there is no hungry gap in Southern England) and finally pictures of currently foragable plants!

The Potential of Perennials for Food Resilience symposium

Happy to announce that I’ll be in Switzerland the week after Easter to attend and talk at a symposium on “The Potential of Perennials for Food Resilience”   Here’s the symposium announcement: https://www.perennials-resilience.org (more later!).
Excited that I’ll get to meet Mr. Mountain Gardens himself, Joe Hollis, who is also attending. Many of you will know Joe from his youtube videos, like this one on Udo (Aralia cordata): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNzCpfSQWks
Joe has spent 25 years developing Paradise Gardens, a botanical garden of edible plants in the mountains of western N. Carolina!
I will also visit Pro Specie Rara (KVANN – Norwegian Seed Savers’ counterpart in Switzerland!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ProSpecieRara
Thanks to Matthias Brück and Katharina Serafimova for doing most of the organising!

Arche Noah at Seeds for the Future seminar

I made a presentation about my visit to Austria and Arche Noah in June at the “Seed for the future” seminar in Oslo last week! The presentation can be downloaded below. The seminar was organized by the Network for Plant diversity (Nettverk for Plantemangfold) which comprises the following organisations  Oikos – Økologisk Norge, Biologisk-Dynamisk Forening, Solhatt Økologisk Hagebruk, Norsk Senter for Økologisk Landbruk (NORSØK), KVANN / Norwegian Seed Savers, Århus Andelsgård and Økologisk Spesialkorn og Sogn Jord- og Hagebruksskole (SJH). The seminar was supported by Landbruksdirektoratet (The Norwegian Agriculture Agency)
A summary of the seminar and all the presentations can be found here  http://www.oikos.no/aktuelt/fro-for-framtida

Download (PDF, 13.05MB)

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Perennial vegetables and edimentals for cities

This week I gave a couple of talks for the first time  on the subject of “Perennials: Attractive and climate friendly city vegetables” ….covering everywhere from roof gardens to shady backyards to city farms, including Slottsparken – the park around the Royal Palace in Oslo which is in reality a productive forest garden ;) (full of Hosta and ostrich fern / strutseving)!

Høstivalen edible walk and talks

The only picture I took during Saturday’s two edible plant tours of Hurdal Ecovillage, the farm, the rectory garden (Prestegårdshagen) and the CSA scheme (andelsbruk)! This was part of Høstivalen (The Ecovillage’s autumn festival). I was particularly pleased by the fact that the daughter of one of my heroes, Ivar Torp (see page 44 of https://okologisklandbruk.nlr.no/media/ring/3550/2014/%C3%98L%20nr%201_2014%20epostfil.pdf ) joined the tour, although I wasn’t aware of it until afterwards! She has now taken over Ivar’s property!

Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) also had a stand at the festival and our new flyer describing our work was given out to interested folk! The flyer (in Norwegian) can be downloaded here: http://www.norwegianseedsavers.no/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/kvann-flyerupdate2-1.pdfP1780621

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