Previously I was at Communigrow in East Malling working in the education team supporting SEN and home educated students and leading the outreach project in schools and community venues. Specialising in Horticulture, especially food growing, conservation and nature, I enjoyed building habitats at the Communigrow field.
My background includes 10 years as the horticulture trainer for the London Borough of Bromley adult learning disability service followed by a secondment to LBB parks and greenspaces to deliver support to community groups, from sports and recreation, Friends and volunteers groups and setting up wellbeing projects in allotments and schools.
For a period of 3 years during this time I owned and ran my own café, which I loved and has given me the skills to follow a ‘fork to fork’ lifestyle to pass on to my students. Enabling people of all different ages, ability and backgrounds to achieve new skills and to inspire people to include growing and eating their own food is a massive buzz for me. My mantra is “everyone can achieve everything; we just need to give them the right amount of support”.
Spare time sees me and my partner in our shed upcycling and repurposing furniture and vintage tat. I hate waste and see a purpose in everything, and I look forward to bringing these skills to Bore Place.