How to grow, cook and eat with your family through the year. This talk will inspire you to try growing your own food and give you the basics on how to do it successfully, focussing on practical tips from the speaker’s years of growing. Michael started to grow his own food when he realised some garlic he was buying was imported from China. What started as a garlic growing experiment became a life-time obsession with the joys and health and sustainability benefits of growing your own food. He will talk about getting started, working on your soil, key pests and will focus on some of his favourite veg to grow including beetroot, garlic (of course), tomatoes, courgettes and great salads.