Helen Cross, ‘Go, Cook, Inspire’

Welcome to the Scotland Grows Show, the podcast which celebrates everything that is good in Scottish gardening, as we join gardeners around the country to find out what grows well where they are, and pick up tips and stories along the way.

Helen Cross, who has just published her first book, ‘Grow, Cook, Inspire’, is our guest in this episode.

Helen is passionate about food, horticulture, and farming, and is driven to encourage more communities and families to grow and cook their own to uncover the health and environmental benefits that come from gardening and cooking seasonally. 

With a history of her own mental health problems for over 20 years, Helen has sought solace in her green space, and recognises the power that gardening and nature can have to help people both physically and mentally.

In between gardening, cooking, and writing, Helen hosts the podcast, ‘Grow, Cook, Inspire’, and teaches children through a local gardening club to garden, grow, cook, and be a little more wild. 

‘Grow, Cook, Inspire’ is available to buy here: https://www.growcookinspire.com/store/p/grow-cook-inspire-book, and you can follow Helen on Instagram @grow_cook_inspire.

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This series is sponsored by ROOTS, a subscription from the National Trust for Scotland which helps both your garden and Trust gardens thrive.

For £6 a month you will be sent a ROOTS pack every six weeks with gardening gifts, including Scottish seeds six times a year, stories about Scotland’s plant life, and tips from expert Trust gardeners, as well as an invitation to two exclusive ROOTS events a year with the Trust gardens team.

Whether you buy ROOTS for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, your £6 a month will go towards supporting Trust gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland. 

Find out more here: www.nts.org.uk/roots

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