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Emma Cooper is a freelance writer, photographer, blogger and podcaster. A keen gardener, Emma lives in Oxfordshire and has a Masters degree in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent. Emma is a Master

Emma Cooper is a freelance writer, photographer, blogger and podcaster. A keen gardener, Emma lives in Oxfordshire and has a Masters degree in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent.

Emma is a Master Composter and loves making compost, a habit which supports her efforts to grow edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. Her first book, ‘The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z’, covers a wide range of topics from green gardening techniques to unusual edibles and was published by Permanent Publications in 2009.

‘The Allotment Pocket Bible’ was published by Crimson Publishing in June 2011 and is part of a series of books that “bring you fun facts and fascinating advice, ensuring even the most knowledgeable person will find out something new”.

Emma is also the author of Dennis Publishing’s magbook ‘Growing Vegetables is Fun’, aimed at children of all ages and designed to get them outside, having fun and growing their own food. The third edition was published in spring 2010.

If she’s not out in the garden, making compost and growing odd plants, or writing books, Emma will be updating her garden blog and recording the Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast. She also writes gardening and green living articles, and has been published in the Guardian, the Ecologist and Permaculture Magazine (among others) as well as appearing on the BBC Gardening and Reader’s Digest Gardening blogs.

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Vegetable gardening, organic gardening, composting, unusual edibles, environment, green living, chickens, horticulture, botany, ethnobotany, science

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