Me & My Job - Adam Eastwood, director, Peter Eastwood Plants

Adam Eastwood, director, Peter Eastwood Plants - image: Peter Eastwood Plants
Adam Eastwood, director, Peter Eastwood Plants - image: Peter Eastwood Plants

How did you get started in horticulture? Through my dad, Peter Eastwood. It’s a family business. What advice would you give to others starting out? Enthusiasm. Larger businesses have career paths you can move up in. There’s a lot of family businesses.

What is the best part of being in horticulture? It’s a fun, challenging industry. I like growing the more challenging crops. There are interesting things that can go wrong and I like getting around that. It’s quite a small business so I do a bit of everything — growing, selling to customers, organising deliveries and keeping everything going, so there are nice variations.

What can you tell us about winning Home Grown grower of the year? We got on board when it started and we’ve put the Home Grown logo on our printed pots for years, and our bespoke labels. It’s a good idea to promote where plants are grown. We put the logo on anything printed. We put "Grown in Sussex" on ours too.

What business developments do you have planned? We’ve just put in biomass heating and we’re looking forward to our first full winter of renewable heat.


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