Alys Fowlers’ new book “The Edible Garden” follows “Gardeners’ World” presenter Alys Fowler as she takes up the challenge to prepare at least one meal a day using only home-grown produce.
However, rather than taking up an allotment, Alys will be growing the ingredients in her small suburban backgarden. She gives vegetable growing a fresh new approach, showing how to grow edible produce amongst the flower bods and herbaceous borders.
The book accompanies the new BBC Two “Edible Garden” series and gives advice for those who want to go foraging for wild food and recipes and tips to cook and preserve your harvest.
Young, chic and urban, Alys is at the forefront of this revolutionary new style of gardening. She is marrying the delights of growing your own, and the sheer joy a beautiful flower garden, all in a small space, and is on a mission to demonstrate how anybody can do it.
A great book, with a wealth of advice for those who only have a small garden or even just pots on the patio or window ledge.
About the Author
Alys Fowler trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew and has become well a known presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World. However, to the gardening industry, she has been a well respected writer for the trade publication “Horticulture Week” before joining the Gardeners’ World team as a horticultural researcher.
Like all gardeners’ the need to get the hands dirty was too great and in 2006 Alys became Head Gardener at Gardeners’ World’s previous home, Berryfields, whilst also producing articles for BBC Gardens Illustrated magazine and other publications.
Her Occasional appearances on the screen of Gardeners’ World became more regular and from the start of 2009, Alys joined the team to present the show headed up by Gardener Toby Buckland, with Carol Klein and Joe Swift from the shows’ new home at Greenacre.