GrowHow: Go Organic the Easy Way, with Alan

Beginner's guide to gardening

To celebrate the launch of your new Premium digital access to, we’re inviting subscribers to join this free special online event with presenter, Alan Titchmarsh at 7pm on Tuesday 19 July.

Discover how to become a more environmentally-conscious gardener and help the wildlife in your garden, by learning quick and easy ways in which you can adopt organic gardening methods and techniques on your own plot.

In a 45-minute conversation Alan, who has been gardening organically for over four decades, will join magazine editor, Lucy Hall in conversation, to look at five ways you can go organic, and five ways to solve garden problems – the organic way!

Following the conversation, you’ll be invited to ask Alan your own questions on organic gardening.

Topics to be covered

We’ll explore five ways you can go organic:

  1. Controlling problems without harmful chemicals
  2. Encouraging wildlife to be our natural allies
  3. Powering up your compost making
  4. Feeding plants organically – know your options
  5. Choosing eco-friendly materials – and avoiding plastic landfill

Sharing Alan’s five ways to solve problems, organically:

  1. Growing plants with natural resistance
  2. Using mulch for a healthier garden
  3. Tackling slugs and snails with simple but effective steps
  4. Planting techniques to cut down on weeding
  5. Companion planting – how it works

Closing with a live Q&A with Alan Titchmarsh and Lucy Hall.

Your event hosts

Alan Titchmarsh

Editor, Lucy Hall

Lucy Hall

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan has been an organic gardener for over four decades, he is also a writer, broadcaster, poet and best-selling novelist. He has been writing for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine since it first launched in 1991 and was the former presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World TV show, from his garden at Barleywood.

Lucy Hall

Lucy Hall is Editor of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, a host of the magazine’s podcast and presenter at Gardeners’ World Live events. A keen gardener, based in the Cotswolds, she and her partner have been creating an organic garden for over a decade in their awkwardly long and narrow plot.

Event details

Time: 7pm

Date: Tuesday, 19 July

Duration: Roughly 45-minutes of conversation, followed by a live Q&A.

Tickets: FREE


Please note, this is a free event, but you’ll still need to receive your personalised link to join.

You’ll also need to input the password: ALAN-ORGANIC when prompted, when joining the live webinar. These details will also be included in your registration confirmation email.

Book your free place now

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