News agencies have journalists all over the world. These foreign correspondents report back about current affairs in their target country, and make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of different cultures. The BBC even gives them their own programme, From Our Own Correspondent in which they can talk about things that may fall slightly beyond their daily remit but are still of international interest.
I’d like to do something similar with the Alternative Kitchen Garden – after all, there are kitchen gardens all over the globe. Would you like to be an AKG Correspondent? You could talk about your garden, plants that grow in your climate, native plants and events and gardens from parts of the world that I may never see.
If you’d like to be a correspondent, then all you need to do is record your thoughts. You all know the topics that the AKG covers – edible and useful plants (anything that gives a yield in the permaculture sense, so most plants could be included!), green gardening, environmental issues and wildlife. If you’d like to run your topic past me first then by all means send me an email.
1. Please remember to record somewhere with a quiet background (unless you’re outside with natural sounds!) as it’s hard to edit something with constant background noise.
2. MP3 format is preferable, but if you can’t manage that then send me what you have and I will attempt to convert it.
3. Try and keep your report under 5 mins long, unless you want a whole show to yourself!
4. By all means send supporting photographs along with the show.
5. There are no deadlines – send in your report and I’ll add it into a show as soon as possible. If it has a ‘Use by Date’ then let me know!
6. The idea is that you would be an ongoing correspondent, filing reports from time to time, but if you only want to do one then that’s fine too.
If you don’t want to record yourself then you can send written reports for me (or Pete, if you’re male) to read out for you. If the AKG Correspondent program takes off then I will make blog badges for those of you with websites of your own :D
If you have questions I haven’t covered then just drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you!
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