BA (Oxon) Agricultural and Forest Science 1980.
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest:
RHS General Examination in Horticulture 1992.
Permaculture Design Course 1999.
PGCE in Adult, Further, Higher and Adult Education 2005.
Growing food, flowers, herbs, hedges and trees. No-dig growing methods. Plant propagation.
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience:
Biodiversity and wildlife.
The geology and soils of the Cotswolds.
Sustainability and community action.
Ergonomic gardening tools and gardening techniques for the less physically able.
Land based project planning and implementation since 1999, including small organic growing/box scheme, various gardens and community projects.