The Pleasures and Politics of Growing FoodWednesday 14 October, 2020 – Wednesday 14 October, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
RCEH is delighted to welcome organic food grower and author Claire Ratinon
Inspired by Claire’s new book, How To Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving The House, we’ll ask Claire about the hunger for growing food in cities, flats and small spaces, the relationship between gardening and wellbeing, and creative ways of connecting with readers who think growing isn't for them. Thinking more widely, the event will explore how independent and organic growers fit within the wider ecology of environmental activism and consider the possibility of viewing the practices of horticulture and agriculture through a decolonial lens.
About the speaker
Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower and writer based in East Sussex. Claire has grown edible plants in a variety of roles from growing organic vegetables for the Ottolenghi restaurant, Rovi to delivering growing workshops throughout London to audiences including primary schools, community centres and corporate clients. She has been invited to share her growing journey and experiences in talks and workshops for organisations including The Garden Museum, the Royal College of Art and West Dean College as well as having presented features for Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time. Her writing has been featured in the New Statesman, Bloom Magazine and The Modern House Journal and her first book, How To Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving The House is out now.