Meetings with Remarkable Vegetables                                                                          

Adam is a consummate storyteller thanks to forty years as a successful and award-winning film and television producer.  His films have included documentaries about little-known cultures, (A Year in Tibet), popular food series, (Return to Tuscany, The Urban Chef) and gardening programmes, (A Year at Kew, A Garden for Eden). 

Adam’s true passion is collecting rare, endangered, but above all, delicious vegetables from around the world, which he has been doing for over thirty years.  He lectures widely on his work discovering and  conserving rare, endangered garden crops.  He is a Board Member of the national charity Garden Organic.  His knowledge and expertise growing out vegetables for seeds is highly valued by the Heritage Seed Library, for which he is a seed guardian.  He shares seeds with other growers and gene banks in the EU, the USA and Canada.  He is currently growing out seed of heritage Syrian vegetables to be returned to the Middle East as part of a programme to revive traditional horticulture and seed-saving.

He has appeared on Gardeners’ World and the Great British Food Revival.  A recent tweet of his received 41,000 views.  He writes for The Organic Way, The Sustainable Food Trust and The Cottage Garden Society.  He is currently working with The Museum of Wales, St. Fagans, reviving Welsh heritage vegetables and has provided heirloom Welsh vegetable seed to culturally important gardens including Aberglasny in West Wales.  He is in demand as a consultant and advisor to private gardens and institutions wanting to showcase British heritage crops.