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1) Passion for Pumpkins (5th August)
An exploration of the easy way to grow pumpkins and squashes; how to carve a pumpkin; ideas on how to cook pumpkin and some recipe suggestions; a bit of Biology of the pumpkin family and a few songs to sing along to celebrating the glory of pumpkins.
2) Soil (12th August)
Soil- more than just dirt. We walk on it, build on it and try to grow things in it. Soil is a complex ecosystem and this presentation is a brief introduction into some of its beauty and the science of soil.
3) Weeds (19th August)
Weeds and how to love them. An exploration of the Biology of weeds, the science of weed management and some practical ideas on how to manage weeds without resorting to the herbicide spray.
4) No-dig Gardening (26th August)
A more detailed presentation on how to garden without digging. No-dig is not no effort, but when practised the way I do there is no need to water and much less weeding so is very worthwhile. No-dig also conserves the soil and increases its store of carbon, helping reduce climate change.
- Duration: 4 x 60 mins
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Meet the Host, Russell Attwood
Russell has been a keen gardener for nearly 50 years. His academic background is crop science and he recently retired from being a school teacher. He taught Biology for 39 years and enjoyed singing to his classes about pumpkins. Russell tends his allotment in the Midlands where he grows all of the usual fruit and vegetables. He is (in)famous for growing lots of pumpkins and squashes and regularly gives talks to gardening clubs about them and no-dig gardening.
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