On Jimmy's Farm
Growing your Own Drugs with James Wong
Did you know around 50% of all medicinal drugs are derived from plants?
James Wong is a gardener, ethnobotanist, broadcaster and proud owner of 500 houseplants. He's On Jimmy's Farm for a chat about all things green.
Hear all about terrariums, houseplants… and why supermarket veggies get more nutritious even after they’ve been harvested. James also opens up about his journey into botany.
You can follow James here.
You can find out more about Jimmy’s upcoming book for the 20th anniversary of the farm here.
On Jimmy’ Farm: A Podcast by History Hit.
Sustainable Farming with The Radwans
Have you ever thought about having a complete change in lifestyle, trading in the busy city hustle for more traditional way of life on a farm? The Radwans did exactly that, and opened the UK's first holistic halal farm.This week Jimmy is joined by Ruby and Lutfi Radwan, founders of Willowbrook Farm.They discuss their transition into farm life, building their home from materials from the land, their approach to farming, the challenges, and explain what halal really represents.You can find out more about Willowbrook Farm here.On Jimmy’s Farm: A Podcast by History Hit.
Moving to the Country with Danny Wallace
Many of us have reevaluated the importance of green spaces after pandemic lockdowns.Author and and broadcaster Danny Wallace moved from London to rural Suffolk, just ten minutes up the road from Jimmy, in early 2020.Danny tells Jimmy about how he adapted to country life, the benefits and the set-backs...and the unexpected.Crabbing, village neighbours, bespectacled dogs, and discussions of the importance of open spaces and clean air - should we all up sticks and move to the country?You can find out more about Danny's book here.On Jimmy's Farm: A Podcast by History Hit.
Farming with Tom Pemberton
What happens when a traditional family farm gets passed down to a born YouTuber? Tom Pemberton. For six generations, the Pemberton family have farmed at Birks Farm in the picturesque town of Lytham, Lancashire. In 2016 Tom (the farmer’s son) uploaded his first video to Youtube about a raw milk dispenser. To his surprise, thousands watched. Now Tom shares warts and all farming stories with fans around the world. This week Jimmy and Tom shoot the breeze about farming, and the unfair or outdated criticism the industry often receives. They discuss how helping people understand how their food is made is as important for farmers today as the farming itself.You can subscribe to Tom’s channel here.On Jimmy's Farm: A Podcast By History Hit.