Jane Gleeson

Jane Gleeson graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1990 and spent over 10 years working within the field of mental health. Over 20 years ago she started gardening as a hobby and form of relaxation and soon was completely hooked. “I was simply bowled over by plants and how endless fascinating...

Maggie Haynes

After serving in the Intelligence Corps for 21 years, followed by 5 years security consultancy Maggie decided that she wanted to pursue a project that had sustainability at its heart. With 2 young children she felt that she wanted to be able to make a difference in some way that...

Christine Iverson

A forager by heart, Christine loves nothing better than wandering the hedgerows looking for berries and plants to turn into jams, chutneys, alcohol, crafts and simple remedies. Fascinated by the folklore and superstition connected with wild plants, Christine writes monthly articles for two parish magazines to keep these old ways...

Abi Young

Abi joined the Tuppenny team in 2016 and is passionate about outdoor education and in particular making sure everyone knows how to help the bees! She has a background in primary education and has also taught English abroad. She previously enjoyed success with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea...

Liz Pendry

Liz is an experienced primary teacher who also has a passion for food education. As well as teaching for many years in schools she has also taught cooking on “The Cooking Bus”, travelling around the country, teaching pupils and teachers. She loves to see young people discovering where food comes...

Helen Wright

With a passion for natural health, gardening and sustainability, Tuppenny Barn was a natural fit for Helen. Hooked in initially by the fabulous salad bags(!), she soon became an Education Volunteer before taking on the role of Head Gardener. Helen has always been an ‘outdoor girl’ and her love of...

Rosie Morgan

Rosie started working for Tuppenny Barn in 2016 after completing her horticultural training with the WFGA. She has a masters in Fine Art and is helping with the Tuppenny Barn Art Gallery.

Anna Webb

Anna joined Tuppenny Barn in 2020 having worked and volunteered in a number of roles across the voluntary sector, predominantly with organisations supporting children and young people. Through her work, both in the UK and internationally, she has developed a particular interest in youth work and social justice, and is...

Kate McNicol

Kate worked as a GP in the Portsmouth area for 18 years before retiring in 2018. Kate was a gardening volunteer at Tuppenny Barn in 2019 and took up the fundraising role in March 2020.

Deborah Hall

I joined Tuppenny Barn in August 2021 as a Cropper/Gardener. Originally from Staffordshire, I came to Chichester to study for a Geography degree. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, especially cross country running in the Downs and hiking. Married to DIY Dave, we have a giant golden retriever who enjoys...