|Always with an interest in plants and outdoors I entered horticulture after leaving school. Studies and overseas experience in Europe and USA working in nurseries eventually led me to Writtle College where I was a lecturer for 20 years. From further education, continued self study through the OU and overseas travel, the range and level of horticulture changed to include international horticulture and development. Sabbatical year of travel through Asia with 3 months in Nepal developed contacts and management of a 10 year British Council funded link between Writtle College and Institute of Agriculture in Rampur, Nepal. Nepal links have also been maintained through management of a small charity working in Gorkha, funding small projects and arranging volunteer experiences.
Now working self employed within horticulture education, range of roles for Royal Horticulture Society as External Verifier, trainer and tutor on the Master of Horticulture (World Horticulture module) as well as range of other independent roles.