I’ve been or am still involved as a volunteer in various gardening and green space activities ranging from helping people and groups to grow their own food and produce their own compost, supporting schools in developing their gardening and other ‘learning outside the classroom’ activities.

Me receiving the award from the Chairman of Norfolk Wildlife Trust for our work to create a wildlife conservation area at St.Peter’s Church, Haveringland

I’ve also helped to develop and maintain the various gardens at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum  and continue to volunteer at the National Trust’s Blickling Hall .


At work harvesting pumpkins in the walled garden at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

I’m a judge on the national ‘Green Flag‘ scheme for accrediting parks and open spaces.

I was also the first Chair of Trustees for The Papillon Project, which under the leadership of Matt Willer, is supporting High Schools across Norfolk to develop and maintain an allotment to grow food sustainably for local consumption.

The Papillon Project helping Sprowston Community Academy to develop its allotment.

I lead work at the Churchyard at St. Peter’s Church, Haveringland, to develop it into a wildlife conservation area. I am very committed to promoting the benefits of gardening, and other ‘green’activities to strengthen personal and community well-being.


Me receiving an Award for Innovation from the ‘Blue Peter Gardener’ at a recent ‘Master Gardener’ event at Garden Organic near Coventry.

Most recently I have, with others, initiated a ‘Norfolk Green Care Network’, which is all about promoting activities and projects that help people to connect with nature. For more information see https//:ngcnetwork.wordpress.com