I am an urban organic farmer and educator, based in Hackney. I am currently part of the social enterprise Growing Communities, working as a Patchwork Farmer growing salad on a certified organic site in Stoke Newington. Alongside organic farming, I also work as a school food grower and workshop facilitator, delivering food growing workshops to children in schools and community centres in East London. I passionately believe that seed saving is a political act and that sustainable beekeeping techniques are key to supporting the health and genetic diversity of honeybees.
Last year, I was the lead gardener in the initial stage of Farmopolis, looking after thousands of donated plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Prior to this role, I worked as an Urban Gardener and Beekeeper for The Bee Friendly Trust.
Before embarking on a career working with food and nature, I was a producer working in documentary and television in New York and London. I have produced content for the BBC and Channel 4 and with a number of independent production companies including Thoughtful Robot Productions, Perpetual Projects, Flicker Flacker Films and Newton Films on documentary projects in all stages of production, short films for non-profits, docu-style videos for corporate clients, live event coverage and producing content for national television channels (including BBC, Channel 4, UKTV’s Yesterday Channel, National Geographic and The Cooking Channel).
I have used my production skills to support a number of non-profit endeavours from producing short films for the child abandonment charity, Child's i Foundation in Kampala, Uganda to the development and implementation of the non-profit, afterschool program, Old School Films.