The Organic Grower Podcast

Resource explained

The Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) have teamed up with James Butterworth of Cotswold Market Garden to produce a podcast on organic horticulture. It features a mix of experienced and new entrant growers, who will share their growing methods, business practices and thoughts on the pressing issues facing the organic movement today. The idea for the podcast was developed by James in response to the lack of podcasts featuring UK growers. Despite the many inspiring podcasts featuring growers from North America, James felt there was a real gap in the market. The Organic Grower Podcast will complement other OGA resources, aiming to involve new voices and reach a wider audience. Episodes are published fortnightly during the season, each featuring a different grower or farm. To listen to the podcast, click on ‘Listen to Audio’ or search ‘The Organic Grower Podcast’ on Apple Music, Spotify, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, PlayerFM, Podcast Index, or using an RSS Feed.

Findings & recommendations

    • There is a wealth of knowledge and experience among UK growers that remains untapped and under shared, particularly with regards to growing in UK climates and running businesses in the UK economic context.
    • The podcast is practical in focus, getting straight into the nitty-gritty of people’s growing practices and business operations. While being careful not to present a rose-tinted view of UK organic growing, it aims to encourage growers to share their successes, so that others can learn from them.
    • The first series, published in spring 2024, is aiming to be broad, highlighting growers of different scales, at different business stages, and in different parts of the country. While some themes will inevitably reoccur, each podcast focuses on the topics most relevant to the guests in question. 

Summary provided by:

Phil Sumption

Edited by:

Janie Caldbeck

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