Journalist, gardener, composter, forager.

Jane Perrone is gardening editor at the Guardian and the author of The Allotment Keeper’s Handbook She writes a personal blog at perrone.blogs.com and lives in Bedford with her husband and two children.

Jane will join us to give us an insight into the politics of salad. Behind each bag of hermetically-sealed leaves from the supermarket is a story of exploitation, waste, and pollution. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can grow, pick and eat homegrown salad all year round, with a little know-how. Jane Perrone vowed to give up supermarket salad leaves a couple of years ago. Since then she has saved money, tasted new flavours, cut back on her carbon footprint and improved her diet, and you can do it too. From the delights of eating weeds to sprouting fenugreek seeds, Jane will show you how it’s done.