Linda Phillips MBE
Roots and Shoots Director Linda founded the charity in 1982 after qualifying in Horticulture at RBG Kew. She was awarded an MBE for services to young people in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Education Co-ordinator Ruth is responsible for managing the education programmes and the delivery to trainees. She is also a trainer/assessor.
David runs Roots and Shoots Environmental Education programme and our outreach. He manages the wild garden and works alongside the London Beekeepers Association.
Greg is responsible for horticulture training and also manages and gardens the site. He is also a trainer/assessor.
David will be joining us to look after recruitment, inductions, liaising with employers, work placements and Moving On. He will also teach Preparation for Employment.
Elsa looks after all the administration. She is also responsible for management information systems, data management and facilities management.
Issy is the first person you meet when visiting Roots and Shoots. She looks after reception, hall bookings and events and also invoicing and financial data input.
Carlene is a former trainee who did very well and has been our catering assistant for events, meetings and conferences for more than four years.
Amanda runs the Grow, Cook and Eat course at Rosendale Road Allotments in Herne Hill.
David is a Brighton resident who is also a trustee. He is our volunteer finance manager.