About Sow & Grow
My name is Julie, I have been gardening and teaching since 2011. I am passionate about gardening practices that enhance the soil, promote a healthy ecosystem and engage people and communities. I specialise in edible landscapes (beautiful gardens that use edible plants). I am dedicated to providing excellent services that will suit your needs and your garden's situation.
Over the past 9 years I have designed, built and managed a variety of gardens in schools, rooftops, community spaces, restaurants, backyards, and even in an art gallery (yes, it was indoors!).
I worked as the Head of Gardening for Global Generation and as the Gardening and Training Lead at the Regent’s Park Allotment Garden for 8 years. In that time one of my gardens won a Camden in Bloom award and I was on Gardeners World and Newsnight as a food growing expert (you can see more media appearances below).
I have designed and delivered training on a range of gardening subjects for adults (composting and wormeries, pruning, organic growing techniques, pest management etc.), and curriculum based gardening activities for children from reception to year 6.
Interview for episode 3 of the podcast ‘tales in the anthropocene’
Gardeners World - Episode 23
BBC News ‘The great courgette shortage’ on 31 January 2017
Seed for a better world movie, worth watching the whole movie, I am on from 5:03 min.
BBC School Radio interview on ’Harvest Festival’ in Autumn 2016
Newsnight on ‘living the good life’ on 29 August 2016
Monthly column in Jellied Eel magazine