Horticultural charity wins award for its monthly podcast - The Rugby Observer

Horticultural charity wins award for its monthly podcast

Rugby Editorial 23rd Dec, 2020   0

A HORTICULTURAL charity in Ryton-on-Dunsmore has won an award for its monthly podcast.

Garden Organic, based at Ryton Organic Gardens, has won the Garden Media Guild Podcast of the Year award for its ‘Organic Gardening’ podcast.

The podcast, which has over 150,000 all-time listeners, aims to inspire its audience with practical advice and tips on how to grow fruit, veg and flowers without environmentally-damaging fertilisers and pest killers.

It is hosted by Garden Organic’s growing advice editor Sarah Brown and head of organic horticulture Chris Collins.

Sarah said: “Chris and I love doing the monthly podcasts, and we are delighted that we have won this prestigious award.

“We really enjoy meeting all our guests and swapping gardening tips. We never fail to learn something new ourselves and from the warm feedback we receive it seems that our listeners also love the advice and chat.”

The judges said: “The podcasts provide a mixture of interesting, thought-provoking and well targeted information, advice and lively engaging chat, making it a worthy winner.”

Celebrity gardeners who have participated on the shows include BBC Gardener’s World presenter Joe Swift, who talked about his personal gardening journey, No Dig guru Charles Dowding, who shared his winning gardening techniques, and wildlife expert Kate Bradbury, who taught listeners simple tricks on how to attract wildlife into the garden.

Sarah Brown has provided growing advice for Garden Organic for the past five years. Her organic gardening has run alongside her career, which included managing global programmes on climate change in forests and freshwater at Earthwatch Europe, and over 20 years heading up communications in the National Gallery, London and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Co-host Chris Collins has a CV most gardeners can only dream of, taking in two Royal Botanic Gardens and the green space at ‘The Queen’s Church’ at Westminster Abbey.

With a long TV history, Chris has popped up on everything from Blue Peter – where he ran the iconic London garden for nine years and then created a new one at the BBC’s MediaCityUK studio in Salford – to Gardeners’ World, This Morning, Children in Need, Garden Invaders and Turf Wars.

Visit https://audioboom.com/channels/4987940 or the usual podcast platforms to hear the podcast.

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