James Wong's Biography

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James Wong is an ethnobotanist, which is a scientist who studies how people use plants.

He trained to Master's level at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, where he graduated top of his class.

In 2004, James Wong became the youngest medal-winner at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

James Wong was inspired by his grandmother in Malaysia who taught him about the health giving properties of plants.

In BBC Two's series Grow Your Own Drugs, broadcast in 2009, James Wong shows how easy it is to make creams and lotions, which can help relieve the symptoms of a variety of medical complaints.

James Wong was commissioned to design a botanical garden for the University of Kent after the Department of Anthropology was awarded a grant from the Annual Fund of the University of Kent Development Trust. Wong is a former MSc Ethnobotany student at Kent University.

James Wong has firm views on the sprout! The Learn to Love a Sprout Campaign quotes him as advising that you only need to cross larger sprouts so that they cook in the same time as smaller ones.


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