Since the Eden Project opened its doors in 2001, more than 19 million people have visited and it’s contributed more than £1.9 billion to the Cornish economy. It’s now home to more than 135,000 plants of around 4,500 species.
The founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, joins Jimmy on the farm today. Sir Tim, one of Jimmy’s heroes, explains how everyone thought he was mad when he first decided to turn to environmentalism after a successful career in music. Hear how he started out selling tickets from a portable toilet, and why he thinks he was able to make his extraordinary vision come to life. They also discuss rewilding derelict urban areas, Tim’s new plans in China, and the future of farming.