Rachel has worked as a project coordinator for the NHS and Third Sector organisations for the last 12 years. She has worked with a focus on creative arts and horticulture within health and wellbeing as well as informal education. She is passionate about all things growing, and completed RHS level 2 in garden design and maintenance. She wants to continue to learn more about organic gardening and food growing - she is learning lots on her allotment, which is her second home. She hopes to do more training in this area in the future.
Rachel first witnessed the incredible power growing food and other plants can have on people’s health and wellbeing whilst working for the Manchester Mind Allotment and food poverty project. She recognised the need for everyone to have access to green space and feel a connection to nature. She wanted to work for Woodbank Community Food Hub as they are making real change working towards a fairer world through helping to fix a damaged food system. Together with the massive benefit to the climate that comes with buying and eating more organic vegetables and growing your own food, she felt this would be a dream job for her.