Growing in harmony with the slugs

As head gardener for the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) at Machynlleth in Wales, Roger McLennan’s domain comprises a large outdoor vegetable plot, a two-acre orchard with 30 different types of apple, display gardens round the site and two po

20th September, 2008

As head gardener for the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) at Machynlleth in Wales, Roger McLennan’s domain comprises a large outdoor vegetable plot, a two-acre orchard with 30 different types of apple, display gardens round the site and two poly tunnels - all of which sit on a million tons of slate waste.

I met him when, in a torrential downpour, I sought shelter in one of his poly tunnels and found him picking...

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