30 episodes

More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

The Plant Based Podcast Michael Perry & Ellen Mary

    • Home & Garden

More people than ever are appreciating the importance of plants in our day to day lives. Whether it's a plant-based diet, clothes made from plants, the wellbeing qualities of plants, or simply a fun shelf of cacti and succulents!

The Plant Based Podcast is about anything that can be traced back to plants… with subjects ranging from foraging for medicinal plants and baking with edible flowers, to plant-based body builders and clothes made from bamboo...

This is not just another gardening podcast.. this is The Plant Based Podcast!

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: The Norfolk Mangave breeders with a love of silver and spikey plants

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: The Norfolk Mangave breeders with a love of silver and spikey plants

    In this bonus episode of The Plant Based Podcast, Ellen is at the Norfolk Olive Tree Company. She chats to Paul and Antonia Smith in their shed, surrounded by a wonderful evergreen garden. Paul and Antonia love the sculptural, evergreen qualities of olive trees and they ship trees from Europe that are no longer fruitful, to live out their retirement in the U.K. The second half of the podcast is all about spiky plants - Agave and the relatively new Mangave which is tipped to be the musthave plant of 2020.

    • 47 min
    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: New Year, new plants!

    The Plant Based Podcast Bonus Episode: New Year, new plants!

    Whilst we’re waiting for series 3 we thought we’d treat you to some extra special plant-based goodness so we have some bumper episodes for you coming up!

    In this New Year episode, Michael discusses exciting new plants, speaking to two top breeding companies about projects they’ve worked on together and looking forward to what they’ve got coming up. He also looks at your fantasy plant league suggestions and reviews your New Year gardening resolutions!

    • 48 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Twelve - Social Alchemy with Three Spirit

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Twelve - Social Alchemy with Three Spirit

    In this episode, Michael and Ellen enjoy sampling the range of botanical drinks from Three Spirit with Dash and Tatiana, the couple behind the brand. Three Spirit are all about ‘bringing plants to the party’ with their drinks, which contain medicinal, functional, active ingredients found in botanics. They chat about lots of unusual plants and roots from around the world and their benefits and effects. 

    • 52 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Eleven - At Sydney Royal Botanic Garden with Jimmy Turner

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Eleven - At Sydney Royal Botanic Garden with Jimmy Turner

    In this episode of the Plant Based Podcast, Ellen meets Jimmy Turner, the Director of Horticulture at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Jimmy looks after not just one, but three high-profile gardens in Australia - perhaps one of the best horticultural jobs in the world! 

    Jimmy and Ellen chat about how plants can provide therapy, improve communities, and rebalance our digitally-focused lifestyles.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Ten - Grow Your Food with Vegepod

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Ten - Grow Your Food with Vegepod

    Michael and Ellen meet Neil Urry and Alex Allen, owners of Vegepod UK. They moved from Australia to England in 2018 to launch Vegepod in the UK. This is their story as to how they came to be part of the Vegepod family.

    Then in part two, Ellen meets Simon Holloway from Vegepod Australia on the beautiful shores of Manly beach. Over a beer, they have a chat about the origins of Vegepod, how Vegepod encourages people to Grow Your Food and some of the communities Vegepod is helping along the way.

    • 47 min
    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Nine - Demystifying the most controversial plant of our times

    The Plant Based Podcast S2 Episode Nine - Demystifying the most controversial plant of our times

    Leon and Michael from Honest Hemp, a pioneering grower of organic hemp and producer of superior cannabidiol CBD products, talk to Michael and Ellen. They unpack the misconceptions about the legalities, and the confusion between CBD and cannabis, making the distinction clear about how it is perfectly legal!

    Honest Hemp, based in Surrey, produces 130,000 bottles of CBD oil a day, so these guys really know their stuff! They explore what the future holds for CBD and what some of the reported benefits are.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Psektuepr ,

Dangerous, crazy and irresponsible

Positively harmful. Avoid!

Xx.izzy.xX ,

A must listen for anyone interested in anything to do with plants!

Varied topics on all aspects of plants made extra special by two presenters who clearly have a huge passion for their subject matter and great chemistry together. Some interesting contributors who are a pleasure to listen to who I would have never come across if it wasn’t for this podcast.

Adventures with Flowers ,

Inspiring, funny and just all round epic!

So I’ve just binge listened to the first 4 episodes and just wanted to say thank you. It’s epic! From hench herbivore making me consider trying a few more vegan options (never thought I’d say that) to Emma taking me on a trip down memory lane with Gregor Mendel and his peas. Liz at the urban jungle made my stomach all fizzy when she spoke about getting gardening out to the millennials and gen Z -something I’m super passionate about as I truly believe gardening holds the key to reducing stress and improving wellbeing amongst those generations. Plus the weekly gossip session is fab 😉 Now I’m off to research on Cambridge botanic garden website to research more bee friendly plants for my garden and to share plant based podcast love far and wide!

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