Supper talk : ‘How to Eat Better’ with James Wong
Thursday October 5th, 6-8.15pm, £17 (incl. a glass of wine and Garden entry)
James will be talking about some of the revelations and discoveries featured in his new book which strips away the fad diets & superfood fixations to give you a straight-talking scientist’s guide to making everyday foods measurably healthier (and tastier) simply by changing the way you select, store and cook them. There will be a chance to purchase the book and have it signed by James too.
James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster based in London, England. Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he has pursued his key research interests of under-utilised crop species, ethnopharmacology and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and China.
He is the author of the internationally best-selling books ‘Grow Your Own Drugs’ and ‘Homegrown Revolution’. His presenting work spans a range of BBC programmes, including the award-winning ‘Grow Your Own Drugs’ & ‘Great British Garden Revival’, as well as Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’. Becoming an RHS Ambassador in 2014,
James is passionate about communicating plant science to new audiences in relevant and accessible ways. In 2015 The Sunday Times listed him as one of the Top 20 most influential people in horticulture.
With his obsession for food nearly eclipsing his love of plants, James’ small London garden serves as a testing-station for all manner of crops and horticultural ideas from around the world.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine and Garden entry.
During the online booking process, you can also make a reservation for buffet supper at the award-winning Tangerine Dream Café before or after the talk (5.45pm or 8.30pm sitting) at an additional cost of £16.50 to be paid on the night of the talk. Buffet includes mixed salads, meat or vegetable dishes and a delicious dessert.
Please note that the talk will begin at 7pm
This event takes place in our lecture room up some stairs with no alternative access. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience.