The Garden exists thanks to around 140 (and growing) volunteer collaborators. Some of us are core resident staff, some part-time,
some remote contributors and consultants.
Wholistic therapists, eco-builders and architects, permaculture experts, many other helping hands.
Some of us have our little introductions below so you can virtually meet us
and get a feel for the team. Hi!
Founder & Director
Health advisor to 9 charities, previously to BBC, FCO, UK government. Disaster relief volunteer, naturopathic nutritionist, energy healer, animal rights activist,
children's A&E nurse
Healing Team Manager
energy healer, vegan chef,
event organiser, fasting coach.
A wonderfully shiny, skilled and caring Angel among us.
(No she didn't write this, she's so humble and shy she even hides behind plants in videos)
AKA Hench Herbivore.
social media Influencer,
big lump with a beautiful open heart
Passionate advocate of sustainable building and the permacultural philosophy. Pleaded to join The Garden team! Sofia is such an enthusiastic, dynamic and kind Garden collaborator - a real shining light!
Naturopathic Vegan Chef
Occupational therapist, naturopath, food gardener, equally impressively capable getting muddy or organising enterprises, competitor for title of world's loveliest person
disaster relief volunteer,
reclaimed wood carpenter, former Médecins Sans Frontières logistician, sustainability champion, wonderful man dedicated to self-improvement
Wholistic Health Consultant, Ideas Angel
Ethical business entrepreneur, events organiser, team management, yoga teacher, fitness coach, nutritionist, breathwork coach,
veterinary nurse, DJ.
Bows, strings, arrows!
Ethical business entrepreneur
animal rights activist,
home educator, carer,
crafter of lovely things,
7th dan black belt in kindness
Also building assistant,
engineer, animal rights activist and wonderfully sweet kind man with sparkly eyes
Trained permacultural designer, Reiki practitioner (Level 2), animal carer (vegan of course - you can't love animals and eat them too!). Super-handy, caring, worldly, diligent problem-solver ... we love Laura!
Systemic constellation therapist,
authentic communication coach,
equine-human self-development therapist
International veterinary teacher, advisor to charities, all-round lovely and ferociously clever person
disaster relief volunteer,
just all-round impressive human
Actor ('Little John' of Sherwood Forest), beautiful soul, willing and able general assistant, gentle giant.
Music therapist, retreat leader,
ball of light
Wholistic Life Coach
Therapist to UK military bomb disposal unit. Gives both impactful life-guidance and world-class hugs
International permacultural advisor to charities, grant writer, her uncle's farm grows possibly the world's best strawberries
Established yoga schools,
and talented explorer of the inner and outer worlds
Building Team Leader
Disaster relief volunteer,
Mental Health Support
Qualified multidisciplinary coach, NHS Social Services consultant. Ranked 3rd in Universe's Best Smile after a ticklish dragon and Esther The Wonder Pig sniffing cinnamon doughnuts
oversized hat enthusiast
Legal & Admin. Advisor
Liaison between socially responsible enterprises and government, charity consultant
Musician, aspiring coach,
and very very tall man.
Saves on ladder expenses
Workshops: time travel,
Social Media & General Assistant
Vegan business entrepreneur, personal trainer,
lovely helpful person,
owner of remarkably
Voice & Music Workshops
wonderfully passionate about the therapeutic use of voice
Osteopath, Legal Help
Freedom Fighter, Lionheart, World Freedom Alliance Founding Member (Education Coordinator), eminently cuddlable
Chinese Medical Herbalist, Reflexologist
Also trained & qualified nutritionist, chirologist, psychologist, sociologist, nurse. Needs a box-file to keep all the letters after her name
Fundraising & General Assistant
festival collaborator, trained in hospitality and outdoor pursuits,
sometimes juggles with gardening gloves on
'Rainbow Technique' Masseuse, Aromatherapist
Reiki practitioner, animal carer, loves "yoga as a way of self-education and finding truth"
Qi Gong Teacher,
world traveller, a deeply thoughtful and dynamic humanoid
talented fine art painter, advocate of plant-based diets
to heal disease, grunge nut
(release, self-love, fun).
A naturally psychedelic
fizzy fountain of love
Masseuse - Swedish, Thai Foot & Hand, Indian Head
Crystal healing practitioner,
Co-Founder of disabled children's charity
Illusionist, a mystical,
Business & General Assistant
Artist, world-traveller, star player in the 2018 European festival tour promoting The Garden. A kick-ass team asset, wise old soul and
Master Samwise enjoys guitaring, nature hikes, and having an incredibly strong indestructible head. Long story
Vegan Chef & Social Entrepreneur
Sustainable eco-business pioneer, owner and head chef at Honest Edibles restaurant and sustainable catering school.
Business & Legal Advisor,
Animal rights charity founder, animal rights activist and workshop leader, experienced fundraiser and project manager, vegan chef
A smiley, colourful, lovely man!