What a beautiful morning chatting with Cheralyn Darcey. Author, radio presenter, columnist, gardener, passionate artist and environmentalist, flower lover, and co-founding garden curator at SWAMP community garden.

The list goes on.

Basically, she is just one bubbling champion of plants, botany, gardens and community. And I adore her.

In this chat we talk about:

  • Cheralyn’s childhood and upbringing and how she developed a love for the garden and plants.
  • What ethnobotany is and the power of the word today.
  • The hashtag of #whencommunitygardens and what that means to Cheralyn.
  • If you don’t consider yourself a green thumb, what could you do, today, to start gardening.
  • What she is planting and harvesting right now.

To read, learn and find more about Cheralyn please see her:

Website and

Facebook page


Next month’s Foodie chat will be with Kelly from The Curious Nutritionist……ooooiieeee


And of course you can find some of the other Foodie Chats here on the journal.