As an educator and organiser of community events, I have spent many years creating space for people to come together, with the broad aim of growing community and shaping change. I use my creative skills, drawn from my background in visual and performative art, and permaculture, to design and curate contexts for people to explore how we could live well in our communities, find ways to lower our environmental impact and rekindle our dependencies on one another.
I’m deeply passionate about our need to reconnect with the living world, in our pursuit of sustaining and regenerative cultures, where we live lightly, and feel like we belong, to ourselves, each other, and the land. I enjoy cooking and eating local organic food, gardening in my urban forager’s garden and tending our community wildlife gardens at The Kymin.
As well as being one of three Directors of Wild Ceridwen CIC, I am co-founder of a local community growing project, Penarth Growing Community, which began in January 2020, as a local response to climate change and biodiversity loss. I have also co-created a food buying group. I am Trustee of Friends of the Kymin, and steward the common land with a group of committed local people. I maintain a personal creative practice, which includes drawing, writing and performance poetry.