We are delighted to welcome new members of staff to our London team: Richard Choksey and Talent Moyo, who join Amber and our freelance Community Grower Ellie.
Richard comes from a background in botanical horticulture and became involved in the London community gardening network whilst researching for a dissertation on how botanic gardens might participate. He has an ongoing association with Meanwhile Gardens in North Kensington, has a predilection for rare whitebeam species, and his proudest horticultural achievement to date is having grown a collection of desert ferns from spore. Richard is working on the City Bridge Trust programme. Do email him with your training and networking ideas Richard@FarmGarden.org.uk.
Talent is a Carpenters Estate resident with real flair for getting the local children involved in gardening activities. They are a qualified gymnastics coach and will be leading garden-themed exercise with local residents this summer, alongside growing food, flowers and plants for dyes, working alongside Ellie - our freelance community grower - on our programme in Newham, where we are supporting residents of Carpenters Estate to create a new community garden from scratch.