Having travelled widely and completed an MSc in Human Ecology, I lived in Glasgow from 2004 – whilst studying my first PDC (permaculture design course), Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, and Training of Permaculture Teachers, as well as working for Bodhi Eco-Project and Urban Roots (a grassroots environmental charity). In 2006 I co-founded an outdoor children and parents’ play-group called ‘Nurture in Nature’ for my wee eco bairns Robin and Luis. I coordinated this group for 6 years, and it's still going strong. I did lots of other permaculture designs too, including of a Housing Association Children's Garden in Castlemilk (a deprived part of Glasgow), and of teaching permaculture which I have been doing since 2009.
In 2012, I moved to Gatehouse-of-Fleet in Galloway, where I continue to teach permaculture to adults and children (including leading Forest Schools, and outdoor work in the local school), volunteer and work for Permaculture Scotland (including coordinating the 2013 Convergence), flexi-school (so home-educate part-time), and love our abundant and beautiful earth. I have a fun, informative, participatory teaching style with lots of diversity.