Shropshire lawyer launches YouTube channel inspiring the region to grow their own produce

Hugh Strickland, a corporate finance partner at Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron and Partners, is encouraging more people to plant their own produce with his own YouTube series.

Hugh’s channel, Shropshire Kitchen Garden, features his tips on how to grow fruit and vegetables from home all year-round
Hugh’s channel, Shropshire Kitchen Garden, features his tips on how to grow fruit and vegetables from home all year-round

A solicitor from Shropshire is encouraging more people to plant their own fruit and vegetables by launching his own YouTube channel.

Hugh Strickland, a corporate finance partner at law firm Aaron and Partners, has launched the Shropshire Kitchen Garden channel, where he gives his tips on how to grow produce from the garden to use in home-cooked meals.

Having been introduced to gardening at a young age, Hugh started Shropshire Kitchen Garden to show that anyone can grow their own produce and since launching in April he has racked up over 1,000 views and has been featured on BBC Radio Shropshire.

The channel includes Hugh’s advice on creating a layout for growing fruit and vegetables, how to dig patches properly, and planting seeds to enjoy seasonal produce in time for summer.

Hugh said: “Lockdown has been a time for people to take up new hobbies, so I wanted to share how easy it is to grow fruit and vegetables and make use of them in your own kitchen.

“I’ve been growing my own produce, or as my family call it, kitchen gardening, for years now and it’s a brilliant way of staying active and being able to cook with fresh and nutritious ingredients.

“YouTube is something I’ve never done before, but my videos have had a really positive reception so far and I’m looking forward to helping as many viewers as possible discover the joy of growing your own vegetables.”

In his role as a corporate finance partner, Hugh regularly advises on the buying and selling of high value businesses and joint venture agreements. He is also the chair of the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity, which works to prevent rural isolation and poverty in the region.

Hugh added: “Being in front of the camera and out in my garden is the complete opposite from my role at the office, but it’s very rewarding to be able to take a break from work and focus on my garden. It’s a great way to boost personal wellbeing, to connect with nature, and I think everyone could benefit from it.”

Find out more about Hugh’s Shropshire Kitchen Garden YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtoZyMrzJ9_e1hG8MZXaF0Q/featured

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