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Growing Wild has been espousing the virtues of nature since 2016, when it started as a radio show. Presenter and producer Charlotte Petts is a big nature lover and seeks people out to help understand different environmental issues, to tell of their work, adventures and, moreover, to share their mutual love of the outdoors.  There are (to name but a few) wild swimmers, mountaineers, allotmenteers, soil scientists, swift watchers, writers, painters, therapists, garden designers and even hedge enthusiasts. Nature connection a go-go.

Winner of New talent award 2017, Best Radio/Podcast Production 2018 and shortlisted for Beth Chatto's environmental award 2019.
Not much happened in 2020.

Support at: http://www.ko-fi.com/growingwild
Follow on: @charlotte.petts on Instagram and @growingwildfm on twitter.
Email: growingwildreverb@gmail.com

Growing Wild Charlotte Petts

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Growing Wild has been espousing the virtues of nature since 2016, when it started as a radio show. Presenter and producer Charlotte Petts is a big nature lover and seeks people out to help understand different environmental issues, to tell of their work, adventures and, moreover, to share their mutual love of the outdoors.  There are (to name but a few) wild swimmers, mountaineers, allotmenteers, soil scientists, swift watchers, writers, painters, therapists, garden designers and even hedge enthusiasts. Nature connection a go-go.

Winner of New talent award 2017, Best Radio/Podcast Production 2018 and shortlisted for Beth Chatto's environmental award 2019.
Not much happened in 2020.

Support at: http://www.ko-fi.com/growingwild
Follow on: @charlotte.petts on Instagram and @growingwildfm on twitter.
Email: growingwildreverb@gmail.com

    Sneaking through the tent flap - with Raynor Winn

    Sneaking through the tent flap - with Raynor Winn

    In the last of this mini series of catch up interviews, Charlotte speaks to author of The Salt Path, Raynor Winn. They discuss how we adjust from macro living to the micro, and why people who sneak through the back of tents of talks at festivals are probably the best kind of people.

    Support the show: www.ko-fi.com/growingwild
    Insta: @growingwildfm
    Email: growingwildreverb@gmail.com

    • 33 min
    Getting out of the cupboard - with Charlotte Harris

    Getting out of the cupboard - with Charlotte Harris

    In the 3rd of these 4 specials, Charlotte catches up with RHS Chelsea gold winning designer Charlotte Harris.  The first time they spoke was 4 years ago in Charlotte Harris' stationary cupboard.  Seems this last year we all feel a bit like we've been living in a cupboard. They talk Chelsea 2021, escaping to Scotland and what they'd like to do when freedom returns...

    Support the show: www.ko-fi.com/growingwild
    Email: growingwildreverb@gmaail.com
    Insta: @growingwildfm

    • 27 min
    Grounded - with Dr. Ruth Allen

    Grounded - with Dr. Ruth Allen

    In the second of this run of 4 special catch up episodes, Charlotte speaks with eco-psychotherapist, writer, adventurer and many, many other things, Dr. Ruth Allen.  We discover how she's coped with having to curtail her adventurous activities, how her therapeutic practice has adapted, how we can all handle the next stage of lessening restrictions and about her lovely, marvellous book Grounded.

    Please support the show here: www.ko-fi.com/growingwild 
    Contact the show via email growingwildreverb@gmail.com
    Instagram: @growingwildfm

    And don't forget to rate and subscribe!

    • 37 min
    How has it been 4 years?! With Vivienne Rickman.

    How has it been 4 years?! With Vivienne Rickman.

    In the first of 4 upcoming episodes, Charlotte catches up with wild swimmer, photographer, poet and all round gem, Vivienne Rickman.  Its been 4 years since their last chat.  How has she been?  What's life been like without the access to swim spots she's used to having?  What, if anything, has filled the gap?

    Please show support for the show at www.ko-fi.com/growingwild
    You can contact the show on instagram @growingwildfm and email growingwildreverb@gmail.com 

    • 28 min
    It’s so good to hear you

    It’s so good to hear you

    In what feels like week 600497 of lockdown, Charlotte listens to more of your voices from across the world, hears how you're coping and how you're using the outdoors to aid your sanity.  Ranging from the Netherlands to Sheffield, it's a lovely listen.  

    Recorded on 27th April 2020. 

    • 23 min
    Send me more things! Please and thank you.

    Send me more things! Please and thank you.

    I'm making another show of YOUR voices!  Send me your voice notes to growingwildreverb@gmail.com.  Let's hear how each other are and what you're still able to do or what you're missing about the outdoors.  Don't be shy now. 

    • 4 min

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