Our revolutionary panellists are announced – The future of gardening

Our revolutionary panellists are announced – The future of gardening


Gardening Future Panellists “The Future of Gardening: How do we spark a growing revolution?” panel debate – live streamed panel from the Garden Press Event dinner at 19.00 GMT on Wednesday 17 February – go to www.gardentags.com/revolution to view.

An increasingly urban and ageing population poses a significant risk to the future of gardening. Can technology, community activism and an engaged youth save the day? We’re inviting you to join top industry influencers in a lively panel debate that will address some of the most pressing issues that face our industry.  Follow us on twitter @gardentags and Facebook for live updates and use #growrev

We’re excited to announce that our panellists for “The future of gardening: How do we spark a growing revolution?” are now confirmed as:

Jane Perrone – Panel Moderator
Jane is the Guardian’s gardening editor and co-presenter of Sow, Grow, Repeat, the Guardian gardening podcast. She is also author of The Allotment Keeper’s Handbook.

Emma Worrollo MD – Founder of The Pineapple Lounge.
Emma and her team work with global brands to help them build meaningful relationships with parents, kids and teens. Consulting her panel of ‘miniMDs’, Emma will bring exclusive insight into what Generation Z think about gardening and how to engage them with it.

The Skinny Jean Gardeners
Lee and Dale Connelly are anything but your conventional gardeners. They have bloomed into all that is green fingered through their work on BBC’s Blue Peter, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube network and at festivals and events across the globe.

Agamemnon Otero – CEO Repowering London
Projects include the Energy Garden the World’s first citywide community energy and gardening project – Agamemnon also sits on UK Department for Energy and Climate Change Community Energy Contact Group as well as being a seasoned speaker on sustainable low carbon economies.

Adam Frost Gardener
Adam Frost
Seven-time Chelsea gold medallist, started his career building Geoff Hamilton’s gardens for the BBC at Barnsdale. In 2013, he helped set up the Homebase Garden Academy and in 2014 became an RHS Ambassador to raise the profile of horticulture and encourage secondary schools to embrace gardening. Recently, he wrote and published his own book ‘Real Gardens’ which tells the journey of his award winning Chelsea gardens.

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