Ade and Sophie AKA Agents of Field burst onto the gardening media scene in 2014 after starting an irreverent blog about their adventures on their urban allotment just outside London. They quickly garnered a loyal following of gardeners and foodies worldwide and in 2016, they won Blog of the Year at the Garden Media Awards.
In 2017 their blog was recommended in The Sunday Times and Gardeners’ World Magazine and in 2018 they were finalists in the Green and Eco category at the UK Blog Awards. Most recently, they won Vlog of the Year at the GMG Awards 2021 for their YouTube channel.
At the end of 2018, they decided to fully embrace ‘the good life’ and quit their high-flying film and television careers in London, to move to rural Suffolk, to live a simple life in the country, growing their own food and living in sync with the seasons.
Agent Ade will be taking to the Powderham Castle stage at Toby’s Garden Festival on Saturday 30 April, to tell the pair’s story of creating a productive from scratch – the ups, the downs and building a new life, along with his tips, shortcuts and the idea that you don’t need a huge space to create a successful kitchen garden.
Other speakers in the castle include BBC Gardener’s World presenter, Arit Anderson, RHS judge Jim Buttress and host Toby Buckland. Talks are free to festival visitors, book your ticket to the Garden Festival on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2022.