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Kirsty Valentine

Farm Manager
manager@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

 

 
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EMILY HEGARTY

Corporate Team Co-ordinator
emily@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I'm the mastermind behind 'the beautiful shed' and I lead teams of eager volunteers to maintain the farm utilising skills in gardening, foraging, landscaping, and conservation.

 
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Ilana Estreich

Family Volunteering Lead & Support
volunteering@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I love plants. I love animals. I love humans. Working at the farm means I get to nurture, spend time with, and learn about (and from) all of them!

 
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EMMA pestridge

Tues/Weds Education Co-ordinator
education@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

One half of the education team here at the farm. I can usually be spotted making weird and wonderful crafts or planning activities for children to enjoy.

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Jenny Bettenson

Farmyard Co-ordinator
farmyard@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I'm ever grateful to be an urban farmer working in such a prominent and area of London, I also really love sharing my passion for sheep in the city!

 
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Michelle Sinden

Volunteer Co-ordinator
michelle@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

Intrigued by relationships between people, plants, and animals I moved to the UK to earn an MSc in Ethnobotany where I'm now fortunate enough to continue studying and fostering these links at the farm.

 
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Aabida Mohmed

Finance Manager
aabida@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

The paperwork may be littered with paw prints and the cats may chase the mouse cursor on my screen but I love every minute of being the Farm’s Finance Manager!

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LUTFUN HUSSAIN

Coriander Club Co-ordinator
corianderclub@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I started working here in 1999 having came to this country from Bangladesh in 1969. Today I teach people how to grow plants from seeds and everything else gardening related!

 
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SHAHEDA AZIZ

Coriander Club Trainee Gardener
corianderclub@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I love being outdoors. I am mesmerised by wildflowers and succulents! I am very lucky to be in nature in the city and proud to work in such a diverse community.

 
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ALLY

Thurs/Fri Education Co-ordinator
education@spitalfieldscityfarm.org
020 7247 8762

I'm a forest school trained early years teacher who loves the farm so much I had my wedding reception here! Often found exploring nature with our youngest visitors, promoting play and learning outdoors.


Our Board of Trustees

  • Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  • Ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • Ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • Protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • Appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance, if the organisation employs staff.

Other duties

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers

  • Leading discussions

  • Focusing on key issues

  • Providing guidance on new initiatives

  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

The farm encourages trustees to get involved in the farm’s work and aims to link trustees to key areas that they have a special interest in, for example:

  • Horticulture

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Education& Training

  • Volunteering

  • Animals

  • Play Work

  • Local interest

  • Marketing & fundraising

  • Personnel

  • Project management

  • Strategic Planning


 

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