Hort Talk

The HTA have produced a podcast for the horticultural industry and beyond. In each episode, we will invite two guests to discuss topics related to horticulture and issues that may occur within the workplace.

Hort Talk

Episode 8 - Careers in Horticulture

33 minutes

In this episode we are joined by Chris Lowe from David Austin Roses, Sarah Want from More People Recruitment and Adam Couzens from Lowaters Nursery where we discuss the motivation behind their successful careers in horticulture and some of the difficulties we face as an industry with recruitment and retention.

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Episode Seven - Social Media

41 min 50 secs

Hort-Talk Episode 7- Social Media In this Episode, the last of 2021, our guests talk about the impact Social Media has on a business, what a good Social Media Strategy should include and the connection getting it right can create between business and customer. This is not one to miss

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Episode Six - Gifting

29 min 1 sec

Episode Six - Gifting with Boyd Douglas-Davies, Jon Dixon & Josie McGhee In this episode our guests talk about gifting, the NGGV scheme and what impact it can have on a retailer. From how gifting can help keep money within the industry, how moving online can be a positive thing and lessons the HTA has learnt along the way.

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Episode Five - Allergy Awareness

28 mins

with Caroline Benjamin, Ruth Holroyd & Julianne Ponan. In this episode our guests talk about the impact being an allergy sufferer has on your dining out experience. We discuss Natasha's Law and what these changes mean for catering businesses and why having an allergy inclusive menu can be good for business.

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Episode Four - Sustainability

42 mins

Episode Four is with Merlin Brooke-Little, Amelie Trolle and George Hillier. This month our guests discuss ‘what is sustainability’? They talk about what their journeys into becoming more sustainable has been like and give us some advice on how to make that journey as smooth as possible.

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Episode Three - Young People in Horticulture

32 Mins

Episode 3 discusses 'Young People in Horticulture'. Special guests Mollie Higginson, Will Burberry and Jack Shilley discuss the trials and tribulations of starting a career in Horticulture and discuss why they love what they do and how we can inspire the next generation.

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Episode Two - Plant Health

40 mins

Episode 2 explores Plant Health. Special guests Alistair Yeomans, Pippa Greenwood and Sally Cullimore look at Policy, Brexit and Biosecurity and discuss their favourite and least favourite plant pests and diseases.

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Episode One - Mental Health and Wellbeing

32 Mins

This first episode ties into Plant Health week, and explores the link between gardening and mental health. Our guests are Martin Hilton, Director of Learning and Education at CLP, and Annabelle Padwick, founder of Life at No.27 and National Growing for Wellbeing week.

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