I AM a MOTHER aND Registered Dietitian WITH a Masters Degree in food sustainability. I HAVE worked for the NHS, National Trust and Campaign for Natural England. I'm excited ABOUT connectING people with food growing AND particularly interested in outdoors learning and child development. I love watching the children tasting the fruit and veg they have grown!
MAMI HOULTON - Facilitator fOR GRow & PLAy and CommUnity Sundays
I am a mother and qualified in Early years Childcare. Plot 22 and Emma really helped me when my son was small So I wanted to keep the groupS going for children and mothers to feel free and connect to nature. I am also A keen Gardener And now have My own allotment Too..
RITA GArNER - COmmunity SUnDAYs PROJECT LEAD
I have worked as a community pharmacist and then a senior manager in the NHS and Adult Social Care. I also work as a coach and facilitator with the Recess College with individuals and small groups. I am a Director of Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust. I have had an allotment for more than 10 years. I want to support people to get involved in gardening and cooking together, getting people closer to the the land and the food we eat. Being outdoors in good company is the best medicine!
CharloTTe OverTon-Hart - DEmentia Inclusive Gardening (D.I.G) PROJECT LEAD
With a background working in Adult Social Care, I run a social enterprise called Story Chaplain which is made up of a collection of creative arts projects for people who are living with dementia, their carers, and everyone. I have a particular interest in 'words for wellbeing' and love to see how words can help people experience moments of connection with one another, the outdoors and the seasons. Rain or shine, D.I.G is a highlight of my month.
YVONNE MCDERMOTT - VOLUNTEER
I am a freelance landscape consultant AND have been coming to Plot 22 for years Because I enjoy the unique collaborative approach. I HelP Streamline the Veg growing and HAvE experimentEd with some wacky edibles! AS FORMER co-lead OF Thyme & Space for women survivors of sexual abuse and assault I helpED PARTICIPANTS awaken to the grounding and empowering effects of nature.
JANET TIbble - LAdy Garden volunteer & Mason Bee CHAMPION
Five years ago I decided to dedicate time to volunteering, I chose plot 22 but really, it chose me. Since that time I have added to the list of my abilities: bath bomb making to looking after plot bees! We grow, cook and eat our harvest whilst having lively discussion. Each session bringing its own interests and sometimes, challenges which is, for me, just great.
JenNie Smith PLOT 22 TRustee & D.I.G FAcilitator
I'Ve Been volunteering At various sessions sInce 2013 ANd IN 2016 became a Trustee. I love PLOT 22's Combination of Nature, Food growing, cooking, creativity, community... Endless possibilities. This Year I've Been Co-HostINg D.I.G Sessions And JUST RECENTLY started a Two year course in CountrySide Management.
Harriet Anderson - Lady Garden & Summer Care Taking VOlunteer
When I moved to Brighton a few years ago I knew I wanted to spend more time being active outdoors and develop a different relationship to the land than I had had before. Plot 22 has given me that and much more. I've discovered that caring for a shared, beautiful space is also one of the most peaceful ways of connecting with other people. And I've learnt quite a few practical skills as well.
KATIE DENNIs - EARTHWORKS PROJECT LEAD
I am part of the Counselling team at the Martlets Hospice and I run Earthworks AT PLOT 22, a weekly space for bereaved men to meet and share their experiences. Working in and with nature brings it's own forms of healing. In my spare time, I love gardening, travelling and walking.
Nicola Keen - Volunteer
Working in an office I VALUE THE chance to get away from the screens in a quiet, unhurried and welcoming place. Each visit is different, whether it's the seasons changing, something new to harvest, developing a skill or craft, or meeting different people. behind the scenes I ENJOY SUPPORTING THE PROJECT IN A VARIETY OF WAYS FROM social media TO site maintenance.
EMMA HOULDSWORTH - FOUNDER/COORDINATOR
HAVING INITIALLY ESTABLISHED PLOT 22 in 2010 AS A THERAPEUTIC community PROJEcT My ROLE NOW INVOLVES COORDINATING, supporting And DEvelopING THE ACTIVITIES OF OUR GROWING CHARITY and HOLDING THE VISION. I LOVE HOW SO MANY PEOPLE NOW CARE FOR THIS SMALL PIECE OF LAND, THEIR STORIES WEAVING TOGETHER TO BECOME PART OF THE PLOT 22 STORY.