Horticulture Week Podcast: The future of horticulture - with the Young People in Horticulture Association


Three members of the Young People in Horticulture Association members talk about their thoughts on careers in the horticuture industry on this Horticulture Week podcast.

The YPHA was founded in 2020 for under 35s in the industry to better facilitate collaboration, education and innovation and to consider how the industry might evolve to appeal to a younger demographic than has previously been the case.

Giving their views are YPHA members: Chris Wiley, founder of Sow Successful, Virginia Colquhoun González, nursery supervisor at Allensmore Nurseries, and Holly Geipel, Vitacress Commercial Manager - Horticulture and Independents.

The trio discuss how their careers officer never mentioned horticulture, tell us how they got into the industry, and explode the myth that all young people in horticulture are from family businesses.

In a wide-ranging discussion, they give tips for those wanting to enter industry, discuss wages and conditions, what they would change and what their career plans are.

Podcast presenter: HW editor, Matthew Appleby
Producer: HW digital content manager, Christina Taylor

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