Great review for The Home Energy Handbook

The Home Energy Handbook has just received a great review from Simon Brammer at Ashden. “Personally speaking, I took the book to bed with me and was so engrossed in it I didn’t put it down until 2.30am!” “One of the things I like about the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)’s recently published Home Energy…

Hay festival launch for The Home Energy Handbook (my new book!)

I’m pleased to announce that CAT will be holding a launch event for my new book The Home Energy Handbook at the Hay-on-Earth stage at the Hay Festival on Thursday 7th June. The launch event will be held between 10 and 11 am. Signed copies of the book will be available in Pembertons on-site book…

The Transition Companion

I’ve had a busy week on the rails this week. First down to Totnes to interview Rob Hopkins for a chapter in my new book The Home Energy Handbook, then London for the RHS Autumn Show for a reading of Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-time and then to Bristol for the amazing awe-inspiring…

My Garden, The City and Me

Just wanted to give Helen Babbs’ book another quick plug. It really is a lovely read. Check out my review and come and hear Helen read from the book at the RHS London Harvest Festival. She’s performing throughout both days (the 4th and the 5th October).

Green Books launch Forest Garden book by Martin Crawford

I was very excited to receive yesterday a copy of Martin Crawford’s long awaited guide to forest gardening – Creating A Forest Garden. Martin is the UK’s leading exponent of forest gardening – a style of gardening which concentrates on perennial food crops grown in layers. The book launch couldn’t have been timed better as…

Two time finalist at Garden Media Awards – close but no cigar

I’ve just found out I was a finalist in two categories of The Garden Media Guild Awards. The two awards were for Inspirational Book of the Year – for The Organic Garden (which I wrote with Chloe Ward) – and Gardening Column of The Year – for my organic columns in Garden News magazine –…