A versatile designer and educator with over 25 years of experience in environmental conservation and improvement on an architectural scale, with a long-standing interest in participatory and public art in regeneration, arts in health initiatives, neighbourhood renewal, community safety, youth engagement & other community groups. Capital improvements, vocational curriculum planning & delivery. Events management. Making surroundings conducive to inclusive activities for learning and play, building on innovative social programmes which link directly to the growth and use of plants & the natural environment, raising awareness of sustainability, biodiversity, soil fertility and waste management, links between wildlife, food, public health & wellbeing. Development by creative and critical thinking for garden design. Providing sustainable garden design and maintenance services as well as programmes of practical workshops and supported sessions in design and growing for food, wildlife and wellbeing, for small domestic spaces and larger public or private projects. Based on ecological and sustainable principles, connecting people & places through practical gardening sessions. Chair of Appleby Edibles allotments and community garden, member of Cumbria Sustainability Network . Volunteer with Garden Organic.