Kim and Sally realised there was a pressing need for a definitive ‘how to garden’ guide around the increasingly challenging growing conditions as a result of climate change.
Kim has been writing about the subject for publications such as the Guardian, and teaching courses on climate change savvy growing since 2013.
Sally has been championing organic and environmentally-friendly growing for many years and has written about her experiences in several gardening books. She runs several workshops on climate-resilient gardening and smallholding.
Kim and Sally love to share their knowledge and experience of organic, climate change gardening. They write articles and are happy to do interviews for radio, podcasts and webinars. Both offer workshops (both in person and online) and give talks to gardening clubs, horticultural associations, botanic gardens, and events, such as flower shows and fairs.Video making is also an option.
2023 was a busy year for them both, including talking at the NW Garden Festival in Seattle, taking part in the Great Grow Along
virtual garden festival as well as being taking part on several US and UK radio shows. They have also been interviewed by a number of
podcast hosts including Green America (The Climate Change Garden), Reversing Climate Change (How to get your garden ready for climate change), the Cut Flower Podcast ( Embracing Climate-resilient Gardening), Tales from the Potting Bench (How climate
change is affecting our whole garden), Mike the Gardener (The Climate Change Garden).
Please get in touch if you would like to work with us.
I'm an author and educator, running courses on smallholding and sustainable gardening from my organic farm and walled garden in Somerset
I run courses on all things climate change, biodiverse, organic, resilient, wildlife-friendly money-saving growing through my training gardens in West Wales
I describe myself as a botanist, author and no-dig organic gardener. My most recent books are Living on an acre or less, published by Green Books in 2016, The Healthy Vegetable Garden, by Chelsea Green in 2021 plus The Climate Change Garden in 2023. I’m also an award winning children’s non fiction author, writing on a wide range of topics from natural history and science to geography and engineering. For the last decade i have edited Organic Farming magazine published by the Soil Association.
I’m an avid gardener, growing my first plants at the tender age of 5. Both my grandfathers encouraged my love of plants and gardening. I studied botany at Cambridge University followed by several years as a restoration ecologist, working in quarries in Shropshire. On moving to a 3-acre smallholding in Hampshire, my dream of keeping animals was realised and I soon had a menagerie of chickens, ducks, geese and a few sheep. A few years later, an inspirational visit to Rosemary Verey’s potager at Barnsley House and a chat with the lady herself, led to me converting part of a field into a new kitchen garden. Frustrated by the lack of space (common on all smallholdings!) my husband Adrian and I moved west to Empire Farm in Somerset.
Our 100 acre-farm is organic certified and is mostly permanent pasture and meadow with ponds and willow copses. Apart from taking hay, we manage the land for wildlife, digging ponds and planting trees and we’re delighted that it now supports a huge diversity of insects and birds. There is also a small community allotment where the allotmenteers have to grow to full organic standards, a flower farm (Meadow and Hedgerow Organics) and a poultry enterprise, both run by others.
Today, my main focus is my walled garden and I aim to create “an ornamental and productive, sustainable garden that is rich in biodiversity and resilient to climate change”. When we arrived, the garden was completely abandoned, buried in scrub, nettles and brambles so we put pigs in for a few years. Over the years I have created a kitchen garden, orchard, herbaceous beds, water features, hedges, trees and shrubs and now there is a mosaic of habitats which helps to boost biodiversity. I love the unusual, especially vegetables and I experiment all the time with new techniques, always pushing the boundaries. I am currently experimenting with crushed concrete as a substrate. and I’m measuring the garden’s carbon footprint.
I run workshops on the farm on smallholdings and climate-resilient vegetable growing. You can read more about my walled garden on my blog here, on twitter (@Sally_Morgan) and Instagram @the_organic_plot and @climatechangegarden. I have long been a #peatfree gardener and I was one of the founders of the @peatfreeapril campaign.
I give talks on climate change gardening, organic gardening, living on one acre or less and growing peatfree. I have been a guest speaker at numerous events including RHS Hampton Court, London Permaculture Conference, Toby Buckland’s Flower Festival, Edible Garden Show, the Welsh Spring Festival, River Cottage Festival and the Water Resilience Summit in Totnes. In February 2023 I was invited to talk, along with Kim, at the prestigious NW Pacific Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. I speak regularly to gardening clubs and WI groups and am a member of the Garden Media Guild.