Barbara and Robbie have been working at community gardens in the Peterborough area including GBY for the last eight years or so also volunteering at RHS shows. Having worked with volunteers and Community Payback they are at ease with organising and working with others.
Playing a significant role in several food charities has given them an insight into the inevitable issues created by inequalities in todays society. They have seen how spending time outside with a community group can help tackle loneliness and mental health issues.
Initially they see their main role at GBY to help make the site more appealing to human and non human visitors.
Barbara has achieved a level two qualification with the RHS. Attended a 12 month horticultural course with Headway, half at Thorpe Hall and half on site at GBY. She has been a support worker for Mencap for fourteen years.
Robbie has worked in the building industry since leaving school. Initially as a Site Engineer/Manager then in Local Authority Building Control becoming a member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers