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Hello everyone. I’m Heather and I work for a large, busy, multi-purpose community central in Islington, central London. I run the community gardening projects here – working with different users of the centre as well as various groups in the surrounding area. I run a weekly volunteer group which maintains the container food garden on our first floor terrace. People are referred to this group from a number of partner organisations on social prescription or can just come along.
I also work closely with the council on projects on local parks and social housing estates and with corporate groups who want to do practical volunteer work.
As well as the gardening I organise cookery classes where we learn to cook what we have grown. I am also beginning to explore home remedies/herbal medicine as this is something that seems to interest more and more people.