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 throughout London to audiences 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. I recently presented two features on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time about growing edible plants in small spaces and about befriending the weeds in our garden.
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.