Katie, Farm coordinator
Katie manages the day-to-day running of FCF and heads up the business and marketing side of things. She reports directly to the board.
Before starting at Farnham Community Farm as a growing apprentice, Katie ran her own business designing and producing creative displays for retailers such as Harrods and Selfridges. The business was a success, and they had a blast, but after six years, Katie finally gave in to her true calling to do something more meaningful and outdoors in nature.
Katie is passionate about the local, organic food movement, and claiming back food sovereignty for the people. She dreams of a future where every town has a CSA!
nick, head grower
Nick has been with FCF for the past six years. He studied biomedical science at the University of Bristol, but was drawn to horticulture by the depth and breadth of the subject.
In the past, he has enjoyed creating the vegetable garden at UCA Farnham, designing a perennial vegetable garden in Hampshire, and leading a land reclamation project in Devon.
Nick describes himself as a passionate learner, and particularly enjoys the immediacy and practicality that comes with working outdoors. He has created his own farm management software, which we implemented with our crop plan, sowing schedules and more.
Jane discovered FCF five years ago while looking for local, pesticide-free food for her family. She immediately joined as a regular volunteer and in 2015 became our Assistant Grower.
In her free time, Jane loves going on walks with her two dogs, and spends as much time as possible with her family, including her new granddaughter. Jane is a great cook and brings in lots of delicious vegan treats to share with the volunteers. She has recently completed her Reiki Level 1, and is always happy to find new people to practise on!
Ellen, Assistant grower
Ellen has been volunteering with us since 2017, and she became our part-time assistant grower in March 2019. Ellen ran the vegan food stall at the Sustainability Festival in 2018 and 2019, and bakes the most delicious vegan treats to bring along on volunteer days (she trained as a pastry chef!)
Ellen has always had a very strong interest in food since a young age: she started collecting recipes as a kid, then as a teen she dreamed of growing her own veg/crops for her own restaurant/bakery, then she progressed to studying food and nutrition and working in the food industry.
Like a lot of people Ellen is worried about the state of agriculture and food security. To her, FCF is a beacon of hope! She love the ethos and the community; as her daughter said 'Mum, I think you've found your people!’.