I met up with and had an informal chat with landscaper and radio presenter Peter Donegan who presents The Sod Show, a gardening programme on Dublin City Fm every Friday at 3pm. We met in November in The Loft Bookshop, which is upstairs in The Twisted Pepper, to have a chat about the importance of growing and eating our own food, especially in relation to educating children about the importance of growing your own food and thinking about where it comes from. We talked specifically about ‘The Year Round Organic Garden’, the book I co-wrote with Kerry Earth Education Project and Irish Seed Savers aimed at helping teachers set up school gardens. We talked about the importance of people growing their own food, and the misconceptions around ‘dirty’ vegetables and unusually shaped vegetables, looking at how we’ve become obsessed with clean, straight vegetables, and we nearly won’t eat anything that looks different to what our perception of what a carrot or a tomato is and looks like! Check it out on this link here and go to 6mn35s.