Sally owns Empire Farm with her husband Adrian. She teaches the smallholder and livestock courses and helps out with other courses.

Sally is a biologist by training and when not helping on the farm or running courses, she writes articles and  non-fiction books. She has written more than 300 books to-date, on a wealth of subjects including natural history, science, and geography.  She is editor of Organic Farming Magazine published by the Soil Association and writes regularly for CountySmallholder and Home Farmer magazines. Her latest book, ‘Living on an acre or less‘ was published by Green Books. It was  launched at the Edible Gardening Show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire  in March 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally is an avid gardener, growing her first plants at the tender age of 5, and was encouraged by both grandfathers who were keen vegetable growers.  On moving to a 3-acre smallholding in Hampshire, her dreams of keeping animals were realized and soon she had a menagerie of  chickens, ducks, geese and a few sheep. A few years later, a visit to Rosemary Verey’s potager at Barnsley House  led to development of a new kitchen garden.  A lack of space (common on all smallholdings!) resulted in the move to Empire Farm. Although the farm has 100 acres,  Sally works on about 15 acres, leaving the rest to be grazed by a flock of sheep owned by a local farmer. Her main focus is her one-acre-plot with a polytunnel, vegetable growing areas,  a perennial vegetable plot, a small orchard and fruit cage and several livestock pens. She loves to grow unusual vegetables such as yakon, oca, ulluco, achocha, tree spinach and more. There are also a few community allotments on the plot, which shows you how much can be grown on one acre!

Sally gives talks on smallholding and growing on small spaces. She was  guest speaker at the Edible Garden Show and the Welsh Spring Festival. She also provides consultancy on smallholding matters,

Follow Sally on Twitter @Sally_Morgan

 

You can buy a signed copy of Sally’s book, Living on one acre or less, direct from Empire Farm for just £16 incl P&P