Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY
Speaker Sally Nex
Heritage vegetables have been handed down from generation to generation, rich with history and sometimes with some quirky stories attached too. This talk explores the wonderful history, flavours and stories behind our oldest vegetable varieties, and looks at what exactly we mean by a ‘heritage’ vegetable: superior flavour? a good story? or something else altogether?
Sally started growing her own veg over 20 years ago with a few bean plants in a city garden and graduated on to an allotment. Here she found she was able to feed her family of four most of the year round. Sally now gardens an acre of windy hillside in Somerset, which includes a kitchen garden and a small flock of Dorset Down, a rare breed of sheep.
Sally, who writes regular slots in The Gardeners’ World magazine, The Gardener and The Guardian, will be imparting her expert knowledge on heritage vegetables.