Adam Alexander

Adam Alexander is a consummate storyteller, thanks to spending 40 years as an award-winning film and television producer, but his true passion is collecting rare, delicious vegetables from around the world. He lectures widely on his work discovering and conserving endangered garden crops, is a board member of the national charity Garden Organic, and his knowledge and expertise on growing vegetables for seed is highly valued by the Heritage Seed Library, for which he is a seed guardian. Adam shares seeds with other growers and gene banks in the USA, Canada and the EU, and he is currently growing out seed of heritage Syrian vegetables to be returned to the Middle East as part of a program to revive traditional horticulture. He has appeared on Gardeners’ World, the Great British Food Revival, and CNN’s Going Green. Follow him on Twitter @vegoutwithadam

Colorful carrots

The Humble Carrot’s Colorful History

The world’s love of carrots and the importance of color in different societies and food cultures means the many traditional varieties grown for centuries will continue to thrive alongside modern cultivars, which are the product of sophisticated modern plant breeding techniques.

June 17, 2024

Mrs Ashi Devi

Rajasthan: A Seed Story

In my work, growing and saving seeds of rare and endangered cash crops, I was keen to gain an understanding of the challenges and realities for an expanding cohort of horticulturalists that were continuing a traditional, low-input sustainable model of cultivation and responding to an increasing demand for organically grown produce.

May 3, 2019