"Growing Your Own" has never been more relevant than now.
For my money, it's one giant, powerful and personal step in the direction of a healthier economy, ecologically respectful living, physical well being and stronger communities.
If you think so too, you might be interested to know that at 7pm on Tuesday December 2nd we (the VegBox Recipes Team) will be hosting a free live webcast on how to get started growing fruit and vegetables at home.
And I am over the moon to be able to confirm that we will be joined by writer, broadcaster, ooffoo-ist and veritable eco-hero Penney Poyzer , who will dispel some of the myths surrounding the GYO lifestyle choice, before sharing priceless "How To" tips for beginners.
If you'd like to take part in the call, mark your diary and bookmark the host website now (click here ). You can also submit questions for Penney in advance, so do make free and easy with the Q&A box at the link above : )
Maybe "see" you there!
About the author
Claire van den Bosch lives in Urban Britain and helps Clare Josa run VegBox Recipes - usually providing the charmingly inept "if-I-can-cook-it..." counterpoint to Clare's experience and culinary expertise.
About Penney Poyzer
Penney Poyzer is an author, broadcaster, trainer and campaigner specialising in the communication of green issues.
She is co-owner of the Nottingham ecohome, a pioneering eco retrofit of a Victorian semi in Nottingham. She and her husband green architect Gil Schalom have lectured extensively on their home and the issues surrounding our existing housing stock. Their ecohome has been cited as an exemplar and has been featured in many case studies, hundreds of media articles and formed the basis of dozens of dissertations. She is mentor to a number of PhD students and green business entrepreneurs.
She presented BBC2's `No Waste like Home' which has been broadcast on four continents. She is also author of two books with a third out in 2009.
She is a regular guest on TV and radio and frequently appears as panellist at conferences talking on a wide range of green issues. Penney is an advisor to several strategic organsiations including the Environment Agency.
She is a Matron, Patron and trustee of several green charities.
Penney is 48 and lives with husband Gil and toddler Jasmine. Penney also has Lucy, her grown up daughter and her two children. Penney is a happy, busy granny working hard with others to hand our children a planet worth inheriting.