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Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower and has grown edible plants in a range of roles from growing vegetables for Ottolenghi’s plant-focused restaurant, Rovi, to delivering growing workshops throughout London to audiences including primary schools, community centres and corporate clients. Claire has been invited to share her growing journey and experiences in talks and workshops for organisations including The Garden Museum, the Royal College of Art and Abergavenny Food Festival as well as having written for Bloom Magazine, Waitrose Food Magazine and The Modern House Journal and presented features for Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.
This talk is organised by the Fine Art programmes at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as part of a research project, led by Subject Tutor Sarah Hughes, that encourages us to rethink the Gardens and Estate at West Dean as an extension of the artist’s studio.
The talk is co-hosted by West Dean Gardens, with Head Gardener Tom Brown leading a Q&A after the talk.