Interview by Richard Perkins, Ridgedale Permaculture

Just over a week ago Charles and I travelled to Ridgedale Farm in Sweden. Whilst we were there, Richard interviewed me about no dig gardening, food and my work, for his You Tube Channel
There’ll be a blog post about our visit soon. In the meantime here is the video.


10 thoughts on “Interview by Richard Perkins, Ridgedale Permaculture”

    1. Stephanie Hafferty

      Thank you Margaret. I’ve been receiving such lovely feedback on social media about it

  1. I’m really looking for to the new book. I’m trying to go no dig on a new allotment at the moment.

  2. Stephanie Hafferty

    Thank you David. Best of luck with your allotment. I really need to come up with a better title for the new book than “Book” ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Enjoyed listening to the interview very much. What you said about you saying something and people not paying attention, if Charles says the exact same thing people do, that resonated so much with me. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go, and not just into the kitchen to make pretty salads. Couldn’t believe what I was hearing, really sad.

    1. Stephanie Hafferty

      Thanks Helle, glad you enjoyed the interview.

      Yes, it is universal sadly. Only yesterday I had someone advising me to look up how to build soil on You Tube, there is no way they’d have suggested that to Charles. Looking on the bright side though, there is such a great network of mutual support – men and women encouraging each other, which is brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

      The comments from that young market gardener were much more brutal, including some very powerful insults: on social media, so I have copies of what he said. Really shook me at the time, as online abuse can.

  4. Hi Stephanie, I loved the interview and look forward to browsing through your website! I’ve been transferring my own kitchen gardens to no-dig just this year and have been following Charles since May. My favorite gardening book is “No Dig Organic Home & Garden” and now I must order your “Creative Kitchen” book!

    Misogyny is alive and well. I see it so frequently on allotment youtube channels. It’s turned me off watching them. I’ll be so happy to see your channel up and running.

    I am not a “pro” so don’t really have a website or online presence but I connected my fb page if you’d like to see my garden in the mountains of Virginia.

    It was lovely meeting you and I look forward to learning and sharing online.

    1. Stephanie Hafferty

      Hello Izzy – love your FB page. I’ve always wanted to go to the mountains in Virginia – watching the Waltons growing up and John Denver’s song!

      Thank you so much, glad you’re enjoying our book and liked the interview. I’m hoping to start my own channel in the autumn – it’s a busy time here this summer and then I have quite a lot of speaking engagements coming up, but after that …. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Articulate, interesting, balanced and kind. That was fascinating to watch. As an older woman Iโ€™m proud and grateful for your talent and perseverance. You have thousands of supporters Steph. And then thereโ€™s this ….

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