Alongside running Tablehurst Young Farmers I am a mother of two small, lively children. We have chickens, bees and pigs at home and dream of having the space to have our own small holding one day! I've worked on biodynamic and organic farms for the past 7 years and love helping children get involved and excited about farming.
Hello I'm Karen! My life so far has been supporting vulnerable adults and working with children of all ages in the UK and abroad. I love being outside on the farm working with the Farm Kids. I attend Plumpton College to get to know farm stuff and look towards having a small holding in the future. I joined Tablehurst Farm Kids in 2019 where I am enthused and extremely excited about working alongside the kids, sharing and growing all aspects of farming life!
Hi I am Emi. Biodynamic Farming fascinates me, I love being around goats, sheep and cows and every year I learn more and more about growing veggies. I so much enjoy telling stories and singing to children, it makes my heart full with happiness.
I'm Chris - Farmer Chris to the kids! I'm 27 and started working in the countryside about 6 years ago as a game keeper, breeding ducks. I then went and worked at Fishers Farm in Billingshurst, where I found out that the old show bizz phrase "never work with children and animals" was the worst advice out there, its some of the most rewarding work available. I am currently studying at the Royal Agricultural University, doing agricultural management. I started at Tablehurst in March 2020 on a work placement and joined the young farmers in September.
I'm Rhiannan (on the right) and I've been working with Young Farmers since September 2020. When I'm not at Tablehurst, I volunteer at a smallholding near Lewes where I am learning about looking after sheep, chickens and horses. I live on the coast in West Sussex, where I have an allotment which I love. I am passionate about learning and the natural world.
Joining the team in October 2020, I provide support for the team behind the scenes. I'm a Home Educating Mum of two with a love of the natural world and a passion for getting children connecting with nature. I grow my own fruit and veg, have 6 chickens and 2 dogs.
Ross (Our Consultant Ecologist)
Hi, I’m Ross. I help advise the Farm School as I work as a freelance Ecologist. In the past I’ve worked for the native species teams at Bristol Zoo and Buglife and as a community farmer for Incredible Edible. Monty Don helped me build a shed/pub on my allotment. If you want me I’ll be in the woods