Eliza has been growing organic vegetables professionally for the last twenty years. Before she became a gardener she worked in Wildlife Television for the BBC Natural History Unit and Partridge Films. She loved making educational programs about wildlife but felt it was a bit of a paradox - Flying all over the world to make the films somewhat negated the message they were trying to convey. So she left to train as a gardener to try and make an impact on her local environment. As well as being Head Gardener for several estates and farms in the South West she managed Barley Wood Walled Garden growing produce for The Better Food Company. In 2008 she set up Wrington Greens which was an organic farm growing produce for the local community and restaurants in the South West. They won a Countryside Alliance award for Best Local Producer in the South West and were also voted Best Veg Box in the South West by Spark magazine. She had a stint at Jakka McViccas Herb Farm before setting up a veg basket scheme at Woolley Grange Hotel which is still going strong. She was Head Gardener at Redcatch Community Garden when the Pandemic hit, so took advantage of the lockdown to set up Bristol Greens. She is passionate about growing great quality produce in a sustainable way, and creating beautiful gardens.
Becky has been involved with growing for as long as she can remember, her grandparents and parents, growing food and flowers commercially in Somerset. She later worked for them and since then has become involved in teaching. When her children were young she ran creative art workshops across Bristol and now works teaching media and culture at universities. Becky brings strong links to the community built over many years of teaching, and she is passionate about teaching students how to campaign and communicate with different audiences. Her own visual arts research involves photography and ecology.
Eva has has spent the last 11 years realising nature-based solutions to rainwater management. She has been involved in horticulture for the past 4 years, including RHS level 2 qualifications, volunteering at Redcatch Community Garden and growing on her own allotment.