On a rainy February morning, Claire and Steve are alone at the soggy Adhurst Estate Allotments sheltering in Steve’s ‘Chairman’s Lodge’ – a make-shift lean-to!  They discuss the importance of green spaces for good mental health, potato and dahlia tubers and how much they are looking forward to Spring.

Joining them is Kate Forrester from Four Acre Farm in the New Forest who talks about her journey to start a market garden from a tired piece of land and Head Gardener Ben Pope is preparing for the seed-sowing frenzy coming soon.

Claire is moving on from Growing Together and leaves the podcast in the capable, and sometimes muddy, hands of Steve.

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