The gardening world is full of inspiring advice, and Helen Davies, an organic gardener from Swansea, has so much to share! Helen founded The Veg Project and hosts The Veg Project Podcast. The aim of both is to encourage people to grow their own food, even if it’s on a small scale. Helen does this by educating people on how they can return to their roots, regain their freedom and health, and contribute positively by being a part of the ecosystem, not apart from it. Helen remembers growing up in the 80s and spending most of her time in the garden. With no help, she decided to sow her first seed (a sunflower), and that was the breakthrough action that started her fascination with gardening. Helen always grew vegetables in containers at home, but since 2020 hit and life as we knew it changed, she felt an awakening and knew she needed to take food growing more seriously. So she created a no-dig kitchen garden in raised beds.
“The process of growing your own food and being in the garden keeps me grounded, and I have loved every moment,” she says. “I want to encourage others to give it a go and sow some seeds.”