Unlikely as it might sound to some people there’s a big gardening presence at Glastonbury and this year I’m going to be doing at least one composting workshop and a reading from my book Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-time. Glastonbury boasts a permanent forest garden in the Green Fields, which has grown more bountiful each year, and hosts a number of gardening talks. It also provides an opportunity to get away from festival glare and relax in a nice environment. Glastonbury is part joy part survivalist weekend and its amazing to have a place to go that’s really peaceful. There’s another great garden in the Greenpeace field designed by friends Jenny and Medhi and that’s where I’ll be. Not sure what time I’m talking but if you are going to Glastonbury then come to the Greenpeace field and check the garden notice board. I’ll be with seven people from the Centre for Alternative Technology and we’re going to be sharing a space with The Soil Association, Garden Organic and Practical Action so there’s going to be a lot of great people to talk to if you want more information and advice about being green. This does mean that from next Wednesday there will be a temporary hiatus with slug watch although if I can get to a computer I might post from the festival.