For most of my career I have worked for a health charity in a policy development role and have a good understanding of how charities are organised and managed. I have considerable experience of press and public relations work, including parliamentary lobbying and I'm a Trustee and Secretary of a sports club, which includes fundraising and managing grant applications.
I have a particular interest in growing fruit and vegetables in urban spaces and I'm keen to encourage people, particularly from disadvantaged communities, to discover the health, environmental and economic benefits of growing food organically.
As a volunteer at a local orchard project, I've witnessed the joy that communal gardening can bring to participants. In addition to organic gardening, I have worked on a number of organic farms in Europe (through WWOOF) and have an interest in permaculture.