I have a passion for growing fruit and vegetables, which I have been doing since I was a little kid. Not a year has passed since I was ten that I haven’t grown something to eat. I ran a small market garden in the late seventies when growing organically unusual vegetables was considered very odd. Trying to sell red Brussels sprouts or yellow zucchini was not a profitable business then, so I returned to film-making to support my love of horticulture. My interest in discovering rare, endangered but above all, delicious vegetables from around the world began as the result of meeting a remarkable lady in a vegetable market in Donetsk, Ukraine in the late eighties whilst making a documentary series there. So began a journey of discovery and learning about the social and cultural relationships we have with what we grow that I have been on for the best part of 35 years.