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I have been a member of Garden Organic since the 1980’s, when it was known as  the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA). It won’t have escaped the notice of regular readers that I have been a keen gardener since childhood.

Garden Organic has been important to me for a long time and I was elected as as Trustee in May 2012. I was elected Chair at the AGM in May 2016 for a three year term, which will include GO’s Diamond Jubilee in 2018. I  have been Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee and its Ethics Committee, and am Trustee safeguarding lead.

Garden Organic is based at Ryton Gardens just outside Coventry and also has an office in London.

I have supported Garden Organic, the Sowing New Seeds Project and the Heritage Seed Library though my connection with the Fund for the Environment and Urban Life over the past few years.