I am an organic grower based in Hackney. I have worked in a range of roles from growing salad on a small organic site in Stoke Newington for Growing Communities to delivering growing workshops to a variety of audiences throughout London including East London primary schools, community centres and for corporate clients. I am passionate about the act of growing plants - especially edible ones - and the potential for this to be nourishing, connecting and healing.
I have been invited to share my growing journey and experiences in talks and workshops for organisations including The Garden Museum, the Royal College of Art and Abergavenny Food Festival.
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 on documentary projects in all stages of production, short films for non-profits and producing content for national television channels including feature length documentary, Almost Sunrise, which has been nominated for the Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary award at 2018’s Emmys.
I have run two successful Kickstarter campaigns - raising over $100K for the independent documentary, Almost Sunrise and over £15K for the short documentary, A Love Worth Giving and used my production skills to support non-profit endeavours including child abandonment charity, Child's i Foundation in Kampala, Uganda and non-profit, afterschool program, Old School Films in Brooklyn, NY.