Originally from North Wales, I moved to New Zealand in 2003. I am a qualified teacher and have been gardening organically and teaching for 20+ years. I am passionate about growing, eating and storing great food, and teaching others how to do it.
I run evening classes in Organic Horticulture Levels 3 and 4 and regular practical workshops at my property as well as monthly weekend permaculture workshops. I hold qualifications in teaching, organic horticulture, organics, permaculture and biodynamics.
I also give talks on aspects of sustainability to various organisations and groups throughout Taranaki and and run workshops and events further afield.
Increasingly I do productive garden visits to properties to help people get started growing food by putting productive gardens in the right place, identifying plants to suit the soil and looking at low maintenance solutions for high output.