Hailed the 'Glastonbury for Growers' by Mark Diacono, the GIY (Grow It Yourself) Gathering is the event not to be missed if you love, or would love to start growing your own food, and we have four tickets to give away!
Join Maddy Harland, Rachel de Thample, Mark Diacono and The Simple Things contributor Alys Fowler on the 20 July in Birmingham for a special day to inspire and support UK food growers. You'll have a chance to meet and quiz expert growers, pick up tips from demonstrations, and take part in discussion and debate about local food and the community food growing movement.
The GIY Gathering will bring together 300 like minded growers together to mark the launch of GIY in the UK, which is an emerging global network of community food growers made up of interconnected food-growing groups of over 50,000 people and 800 individual community food projects. And thanks to the people at Carbon Gold, we have four tickets to give away!
Speakers include BBC gardening presenter and author Alys Fowler; Abel & Cole food editor, author and urban gardener Rachel de Thample; photographer, author and smallholder Mark Diacono; food writer, gardening journalist and author Lia Leendertz, Paul Clarke (Pop Up Farm), Michael Michaud (Sea Spring Seeds founder), Michael Kelly (GIY founder), Dr David Shaw (Savari Trust) and Maddy Harland (Permaculture Magazine).
The GIY UK Gathering takes place in the University of Birmingham on Saturday 20 July 2013 from 9am to 5pm, and tickets for the day cost £25. Tickets and more information are available from www.giyinternational.org