Food & Garden
Organic & Sustainable Gardening: Who’s Inspiring Us
Learning about organic gardening and regenerative farming is a topic we at REV are extremely passionate about. Here we share some of our favourite accounts who inspire us to live and garden a little more consciously, and always in harmony with our planet.
Claire Ratinon @claireratinon
Organic food grower and urban garden expert, Claire Ratinon’s beautiful feed documents the wonderful produce she grows on her land. As well as sharing her expertise, Claire speaks so eloquently about how the garden connects her to nature which is something that really resonates with us here at REV. We also love Claire’s book, How to Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving the House which is perfect for anyone looking to get into gardening, even if you live in a city!
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Ron Finley @ronfinleyhq
A real inspiration to us at REV, Ron Finley is on a mission to provide access to healthy, organic food for everyone by planting urban gardens in his hometown of South Central Los Angeles. In turning the neighbourhood from a food desert to a food forest, the communities here will be able to grow up eating nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables.
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A trained horticulturalist, Sui’s beautiful Instagram feed celebrates the Southern English countryside where she lives as well as the organic flowers and herbs she plants. Sui uses her platform to bring awareness to and challenge racism in the gardening and agricultural industries. Be sure to check out the Decolonise The Garden account to learn more on bringing anti racism to gardening.
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Lucy Hutchings @shegrowsveg
Having swapped a career in jewellery design in favour of the garden, Lucy Hutchings is an incredible advocate for growing food in harmony with our planet, which is reflected so beautifully on her Instagram. Lucy documents her life living in Suffolk and all the wonderful organic produce she grows in her garden, as well as sharing her best gardening tips and recipe inspiration. Lucy’s new book Get Up and Grow is now available for pre-order and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!
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Poppy Okotcha @poppyokotcha
Poppy Okotcha is a horticulturist, forager, and activist living and gardening in Devon. She has been focusing on creating an edible and medicinal garden since moving out of London last year. Her Instagram is an incredible source of inspiration, as she shares different things she grows and forages, and their varied uses. We also love her beautifully illustrated simple guides to gardening at home and recipe inspirations!
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Having swapped a career in music and arts to begin an organic farm during the summer of 2020, Ben’s Instagram is a wonderful document of how he navigates regenerative farming and sustainable growing in the UK. We at REV are truly inspired by Ben’s approach to farming – he believes that as a Father he has a responsibility to lead by example and teach his sons about sustainable and self reliant ways of living. Read our interview with Ben here!
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Leah Penniman @leahpenniman
Leah Penniman, author of ‘Farming While Black’, is a food sovereignty activist and the co-director and farm manager of Soul Fire Farm. She has over 20 years of experience working with farming projects all over the world. The truly inspirational Leah co-founded Soul Fire Farm over ten years ago with the mission to “raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid” and “train the next generation of activist-farmers.” Listen to our podcast episode with Leah here!
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Robert Mann @robertmanngarden
We couldn’t curate a gardening guide without mentioning our wonderful Food & Garden Editor, Robert! Robert’s Instagram celebrates his North London allotment space (which we have been lucky enough to visit many a time) and all the wonderful organic produce he grows here. Our go-to guy for any food related queries, Robert shares his expertise on planting and seasonal growing.
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Sarah Raven @sarahravensgarden
English gardener, cook and writer, Sarah Raven is an incredible teacher of all things garden! Her Instagram is an absolute treasure of gardening expertise, from ‘how to’ IGTVs to spotlight features on seasonal flowers. We’re sure Sarah will have an answer to any of your planting queries! We also love Sarah’s weekly recipes which are a great source of inspiration for both meat and vegetarian dishes.
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