I enjoy the outdoors by myself and in a group, but in different ways. For my own wellbeing, it’s good to be out there by myself, but in a group, I’m usually gardening with them or doing something, so I’m more conscious of how they’re reacting to being outside; being in the city means you’re often with people who aren’t used to being outside. It’s about sharing your joy in the outside, whatever that looks like, and supporting them to enjoy what’s going on around them.
Being able to share my love of the outdoors and gardening with people who haven’t had the same opportunities as me is really powerful and immensely humbling. You see quite a lot of people who might be in transition, who might be quite challenged and finding different ways to lead their lives, and you see them grow into someone who’s actually achieving something in life and I think that’s really powerful. It’s about just bringing people together I think, so they feel they have a voice.