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Plant Based Podcast launched

Plant Based Podcast's Michael Perry Ellen Mary. Picture; Plant Based Podcast
Plant Based Podcast's Michael Perry and Ellen Mary. Picture; Plant Based Podcast

New podcast tops iTunes Games and Hobbies chart

I’ve had a look at this one and its accompanying website – well worth a look, it’s a cut above my drivel!

A new podcast has been launched by gardening writers, bloggers and presenters Michael Perry, aka Mr Plant Geek, and Ellen Mary to celebrate a love of all things plants.

The Plant Based Podcast, sponsored by Suttons Seeds, previewed on Sunday, February 3 and within less than 24 hours of being available on iTunes had rocketed to the top of the games and hobbies charts.

Since then, three new episodes have been launched with a new episode going live fortnightly on Sundays.

Plant lovers since children

Ellen and Michael have loved plants since childhood, and have a combined 35 years worth of experience in horticulture.

It comes at a time when plant-based alternatives are increasingly in the spotlight, with names like M&S, Sainsburys and Greggs all launching vegan ranges.

However, The Plant Based Podcast goes beyond veganism and investigates the wider benefits and uses of plants, as well as the people embracing them in their day-to-day lives.

In each episode, Michael and Ellen meet someone with a true passion for plants.

Vegan bodybuilder

They include:

  • A bodybuilder whose muscles are now entirely plant-based after converting to veganism
  • An expert at the Chelsea Physic Garden who discusses home remedies using plants
  • The owners of a restaurant tipped to be the first vegan establishment to receive a Michelin star.

Other episodes explore the importance of bees and how the right plants can make a vast difference; how the urban jungle trend can change our gardens; and how the world of edible plants can tantalise taste buds.

Subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes or Spotify, and visit theplantbasedpodcast.net for more information.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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