Why Women Grow

Publisher:
Alice Vincent

Why Women Grow

4.5/5

Critic Rating

'These rich and intimate conversations offer new perspectives on our interactions with nature' - The FT I’m Alice Vincent and I’ve been on a quest to understand why women go to ground when there’s so much else to do. In Why Women Grow I have inspiring conversations with designers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and writers in their gardens. This isn’t a podcast about gardening. Sure there’s bit of that but we discuss resistance, motherhood, spirituality, saving the planet and much more. These stories made me think differently about what it is to grow, and I think they’ll do that f


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Daisy Dunn • The Spectator Mar 18, 2023

"Some of Vincent’s guests certainly make grow-your-own sound very appealing. Cookbook author Rukmini Iyer had me practically salivating over her Galina tomatoes and baby aubergines. All the guests, in fact, provide some interesting insights into their gardening habits. As a whole, however, I found the podcast rather lacklustre.  As lovely as it is to be walked around a stranger’s garden and hear the occasional buzz of a bee or slice of the secateurs, it is no replacement for actually being there. It would have been nice to hear some deeper commentary on the tension between aesthetics and nature, and on the philosophy of planting as a woman, given the title of the podcast, which is based upon Vincent’s book. …"

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Feb 12, 2023

"The best part is that it is recorded outdoors. Podcasting is a medium traditionally created in small, heavily soundproofed spaces, so there is something invigorating about having the sounds of the outside world piped into your ears. It’s no accident that the series arrives as the days are getting longer and we are seeing the first green shoots of spring. These rich and intimate conversations offer new perspectives on our interactions with nature and encourage us to find wonder in our green spaces."

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