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Plantation House Tobacco Seeds in the Press
Plantation House founder Chris Gurney's quest to tell people they could smoke for free caught the imagination of the press and public alike. Extensive coverage in the UK and international press has brought in tens of thousands of visitors. Some of the published articles have been reproduced below.
BBC TV News South East 30th July 2001
BBC Radio 5 London Live 30th July 2001
The Sunday Times 22nd July 2001
The Field Magazine August 2001
BizArre is a popular magazine in the UK claiming to be 'A magazine about life in the extreme ... and more'. Issue 74, June 2001 carried a double page spread about Chris and his tobacco seeds. The full article has been reproduced here. Click here to read this article.
The Express is a well respected daily newpaper in the UK. On Saturday 12th February 2000, The Express carried a 2 page picture feature about Chris Gurney and his tobacco seeds. The full article has been reproduced here. Click here to read this article.
The Times is an internationally renowned daily newspaper in the UK. On Saturday 5th February 2000, The Times carried a 1/4 page feature about Chris Gurney and his tobacco seeds. The full article has been reproduced here. Click here to read this article.
The Sun is Britain's most popular daily newspaper selling about 4 million copies per day. On Saturday 15th January 2000, The Sun carried a feature about Chris and his tobacco seeds.
The Guardian is popular local newspaper in the South London area with a weekly circulation of over 112,000. On Thursday 20th January 2000, The Guardian carried a 1/4 page feature about Chris and his tobacco seeds. An extract from this feature is reproduced below.
'CHRIS ROLLS UP TO TAKE ON THE TOBACCO GIANTS'
The Croydon Advertiser is a popular weekly local newspaper in the area that Chris Gurney lives, Croydon, South London, UK. On Friday 14th January 2000, the Croydon Advertiser carried a 3/4 page feature about Chris and his tobacco seeds. An extract from this article has been reproduced below.
'CHRIS SETS LIGHT TO HIS CROP TO SAVE BURNING MONEY'
BBC GLR Radio (now BBC London Live) is one of London's most popular radio stations, attracting over 250,000 listeners each week. On Friday 14th January 2000, GLR interviewed Chris in the Prime Time slot.
Plantation House Director 'Chris Gurney' attended a 5 minute interview on the breakfast show regarding the benefits of home-grown tobacco and his system for growing and curing tobacco in the UK climate. There was also mentioned on BBC Radio 2 by Steve Wright.
Gardening News. On 24th February 2000, Gardening News carried a 1/4 page feature about Chris and his tobacco seeds. An extract from this article is reproduced below.
'HARD-UP SMOKERS URGED TO BUY THEIR OWN TOBACCO SEED'
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