Rootbound – Rewilding a Life. A conversation with Alice Vincent.
December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £15
Tonight, Alice will be talking about her wonderful book Rootbound with Kate, director of BPCG. Mixing memoir, botanical history and biography, Rootbound charts Alice’s journey from finding herself uprooted and heartbroken, to discovering the joys of seed planting, nurturing balcony and windowsill pot plants and discovering hidden urban oases in London and further afield. As the months pass, and with each unfurling petal and budding leaf, Alice begins to come back to herself and a new life.
Volunteering at BPCG played a small part of Alice’s journey which is so beautifully described in Rootbound. And so, we are delighted to have the opportunity to host her for this conversation about Rootbound and all things garden and plant related.
Rootbound was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize and was a best book of the year in the Finanical Times and I. It was described as ‘Breathtakingly beautiful’ by i and ‘Tender and wholehearted’ by Helen Jukes.
Alice is a Features Editor at Penguin Books, having previously worked as a writer and editor on the arts desk of the Telegraph. After teaching herself to garden in 2014, Alice started sharing her adventures in urban gardening through Noughticulture, a newsletter and Instagram account, as well as in a column for the Telegraph. She has since written for Gardeners World and Gardens Illustrated, appeared on Gardeners’ Question Time. She hosts workshops and a YouTube channel for Patch Plants. Her first book, How To Grow Stuff, was published in 2017.
Rootbound comes out in paperback this December 2020 and signed copies are available from Dulwich Books 6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW tel: 0208 670 1920 who are operating a collection service (just no browsing during Lockdown). ‘Normal’ unsigned ones can be bought from Bookshop.org (supporter of independent bookshops) here
Book your ticket below. You only need to book one ticket. There are four types: free, £5, £10 or £15. Anything you can contribute will help us to keep the charity running during these difficult times. You can also donate on our JustGiving Page here
Future Women on Nature and Wildlife talks are on Tuesdays 12th Jan (Carolyn Steel, Author of Sitopia – How Food can Save the World), 9th Feb (Sue Stuart-Smith, author of The Well-Gardened Mind, psychiatrist and psychotherapist) and 9th March (Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Manager for the Bat Conservation Trust).
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