The Team – Meet us
Pulling together knowledge from all sorts of backgrounds the team are determined to make Tyddyn Teg a place for the community.
Franklin: With a PhD in soil science and a background in management and community development, Franklin is vital to managing the development of our infrastructure as well as being the odd job man who helps coordinate the happenings of the farm while picking up what ever needs doing.
Jono: With a keen mind for invention and problem solving, Jono fixes, invents and maintains all our machinery to keep our veg train rolling. When he finds the time he also farms, builds and dabbles in open-source robotics projects.
Simon: After running the food growing and teaching on a city farm in East London for 7 years, Simon moved to Tyddyn Teg to grow more delicious vegetables. His main passion is growing tasty food for his community which he does by managing our home field blocks and being involved in customer communication.
Alice: With a degree in ecology and a research masters degree in soil science Alice is a UK registered Permaculture teacher with 10 years practical experience in the Middle East. She is often very busy with management of the polytunnels, but that doesn’t stop her from also running permaculture courses and other teaching projects throughout the year.
Holly: Working for the Landworkers’ Alliance Cymru and in community energy, Holly has always been routed in community and land based work which lead her to her role here. She handles much of our accounts and customer communication making her the friendly face you will probably encounter if you contact us!
Sally: Head of the nursery, Sally is the main reason we have any crops to plant out! She handles the sowing, potting up, watering and management of our crops at the most finicky point of their lives. She is also an invaluable member of the field teams jumping in to get the job done when there are 100 things to do at once.
Aglae: With a background in creative projects, Aglae often worked with film and theatre crews. She had a large focus towards nature in films which led her smoothly into the more practical side of nature, already with the skillset to work on a cooperative farm. She manages the shop and stock as well as having a prominent role in our accounts and customer communication.
Jamie: In charge of the large field blocks, Jamie’s background studying ecology and plant pathology is very useful, he spend several years doing nature conservation work, gardening and catering, making him suited for not only growing tasty vegetables but also cooking them! Jamie also likes to spend his spare time fixing and upkeeping our machinery.
Lucy: Head of wholesale, most of Lucy’s week is taken up with harvesting and admin to keep local shops and caterers stocked with our tasty vegetables. Not content with just one job she is also involved in tunnel management, marketing and our accounts.