Director / Project Leader
Growing up on the tiny island of Alderney, I had a ‘Famous Five’ childhood: the envy of many of my friends. When my own children came long , I wanted them to experience the same magical freedom and outdoor upbringing I had enjoyed. The pressure of our lives at that time meant that Chris missed a third of the first six months of our eldest child’s life and that was all wrong for us. Enough was enough! The seeds were sown, in more ways than one, when a copy of John Seymour’s Self Sufficiency Guide arrived on Chris’ birthday..... I wonder who bought that! It’s been a bumpy ride, but I’ve loved every minute. From our first haymaking and lambing and our students returning repeatedly to see how we’ve progressed to saying goodbye to our North Sea Camp volunteers, knowing that ‘Care Farming’ has changed their lives. Care Farming! We never realised the impact it would have on so many people and in so many ways.