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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

Dave Hamilton has stopped by to talk about his new book, Grow Your Food For Free (well, almost), and his autumn foraging walks, as well as to answer some questions posed to him by Zeb Bakes, Bugs and Hadenmaiden via Twitter.

If you’d like more details about the book then I reviewed it in back in May on the blog, and Dave’s website is Selfsufficientish.com, and you can find out more about his wild food walks and other events there.

During the show Dave also gives us his top tips for peat-free gardening, and if you want to know more about making your own leaf mould (or leaf mould in the US :) then listen to episode 32 of the show or check out my latest post on the BBC Gardening blog.

If you have a few spare pennies or cents then you can help support Kew’s work at the Millennium Seed Bank – The Alternative Kitchen Garden Seed Appeal is raising enough money to save an entire wild (edible!) plant species.

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