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We have a team of fieldworkers available to provide expertise, advice and greater support to therapeutic and community gardens within Scotland. Below is a brief biography of each of them.
Emma Burnett has worked for the Edinburgh Community Backgreens Association, Gorgie City Farm and volunteered on several allotment and garden projects. She has lots of experience of working with vulnerable groups in a garden setting, fundraising and project development. Emma has a BSc in Ecology, an MSc in Sustainability and is currently studying Social Work. She is intested in the link between communities and the benefits of being outdoors, growing food and reducing isolation.
Lou Evans (Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh) – Lou has worked at the Redhall Walled Garden for 10 years so has a lot of experience of practical gardening/wildlife gardening and working with people with mental illness.
Jean Gavin (Head Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Glasgow) - Jean has practical knowledge and expertise in maintaining and developing a community resource and a public greenspace within her current role at the Hidden Gardens. She has 4 years' experience of working with volunteers from various cultures and backgrounds, offering therapeutic gardening opportunities. Trained in both horticulture and garden design, Jean has practical horticultural knowledge (vegetable and ornamental), and can also advise on garden design (including designing for people with Alzheimer’s), planning, project management, tendering processes and Health and Safety. Jean also worked as a Senior Graphic Designer for 18 years.
Amanda James (Kinross Potager Garden) - Amanda is a former social worker, and experienced gardener, and for the last 3 years has been voluntary convenor of the Potager garden in Kinross. At the garden she provides an educational experience for primary school children about plants and gardening, and hands on growing of vegetables. She has expertise and experience in working with volunteers, propagation of plants, and garden design, and a particular interest in gardening for wildlife.
Mary Stewart (L’Arche Inverness) - Mary works part-time in the garden workshop with people who have learning disabilities and is working towards setting up her own horticulture project. As an Occupational Therapist for many years before undertaking her STH training, she uses her experience to adapt and grade horticulture activities for people with various disabilities.
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if you would like some advice or support for your project please contact
Trellis on 01738 624348 or email email@example.com