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.
I’m Lynne and I provide support for the team behind the scenes. I’m a Home Educating Mum of one and love children to be in nature and connecting with the land. I have been growing my own cucumbers and other vegetables. I feed our lovely micro pigs, Anna & Jeff. You’ll also find me at drop off on a Thursday morning!
I’m married to Daniela with four lovely children, Izzy Lottie Oscar and Ted and two retired Police dogs Blitzen and Nellie, having recently retired from the Met Police as a dog handler after 30 years. I’ve been volunteering for Tablehurst Young Farmers for a couple of years and absolutely love being outside whatever the weather and all things that nature gives us.
I’m passionate about building “stuff” and our current project is building a big camper van using as much reclaimed or eco-friendly materials as possible.
Hello! I’m Justus and I love nature and all of the abundance of beauty and diversity that it has to offer. I find that I can learn so much from Mother earth, especially how to live in harmony with the world and myself. I am learning that touching and feeling soil, planting and harvesting allows me to connect with the Earth and receive its medicine. I like to try new crafts and learn the skills of our ancestors. My next project is learning how to make a bee skep which I can’t wait to share with the children. I use stories to aid us in navigating through the curves and cycles of life, and when I can I bring music to the sessions
Hello, I’m Amy! I have always worked with children and now home educate my own family. I love being able to watch children learn and grow, it’s extremely rewarding! I have experience running Forest Schools and have volunteered via wwoof farming trying to learn and be involved in sustainable and mindful farming practices. Working with animals and being outside learning about bio dynamic organic farming is just a dream come true for me and I plan to have my own small holding in the future.