Wicked Leeks Live: Composting to a greener planet

Wicked Leeks Live: Composting our way to a greener planet


Wicked Leeks, the Riverford online magazine, is hosting a series of food and farming discussions at The Riverford Field Kitchen. We’re kicking off the year – and the growing season – with a panel discussion on the importance of composting, whether you’re a commercial-scale farmer, an allotment veg grower or an activist wanting to protect our soil and mitigate climate change.

On our expert panel, we have…

  • Guy Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford
  • Nicky Scott, coordinator of the Devon Community Composting Network
  • Emily Savary, experienced commercial composter at scale nd soil health enthusiast
  • Penny Hemming, Riverford head gardener and composter extraordinaire
  • Fred Groom, our chair for the evening, and founder of Vital Seeds

Together, they’ll explore topics including the environmental and soil-health benefits of composting, the risks, the alternatives, and commercial, community and home composting systems.

Of course, no visit to The Riverford Field Kitchen would be complete without an organic feast, celebrating the best seasonal ingredients from our farm and kitchen garden. You’ll enjoy your dinner before the panel discussion. We believe great food tastes even better when you enjoy it with other people, so guests share tables with fellow diners. There is one sitting, and the whole restaurant is served together at the same time, with generous platters of food to pass around and share.

Join us for a warm welcome, an unforgettable meal and a hearty discussion – with tips that you can take away and use to green your garden at home.

Date: Thursday, 12th March

Timings: 7pm arrival for dinner at 7.30pm. Panel discussion to start at approximately 8.45pm

Price: £30 per person (includes 3 course dinner)