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Our Team

Programme Leader (Garden) Clare is a life-long vegetable grower and studied Social and Therapeutic Horticulture before joining the team in 2016. She leads on our garden and food growing projects across all sites and has helped us create wonderful raised bed garden designs across Oxfordshire!

Clare

Programme Leader (Garden)

Clare is a life-long vegetable grower and studied Social and Therapeutic Horticulture before joining the team in 2016. She leads on our garden and food growing projects across all sites and has helped us create wonderful raised bed garden designs across Oxfordshire!
Programme Leader Blanche joined FarmAbility as a volunteer in November 2021, having previously worked in mental and physical health in the NHS and volunteered with several mental health and learning disability charities. In her spare time, she loves running and baking.

Blanche

Programme Leader

Blanche joined FarmAbility as a volunteer in November 2021, having previously worked in mental and physical health in the NHS and volunteered with several mental health and learning disability charities. In her spare time, she loves running and baking.
CEO Coralie has worked in care farming, outdoor learning, mental health and conservation based organisations for over 20 years.  She has experience of working in front facing delivery roles and at Director and Board level within the charity sector.  She is passionate about the value of positive, meaningful, creative activity in natural surroundings and the importance of inclusion and equitable access to those opportunities for all.

Coralie

CEO

Coralie has worked in care farming, outdoor learning, mental health and conservation based organisations for over 20 years.  She has experience of working in front facing delivery roles and at Director and Board level within the charity sector.  She is passionate about the value of positive, meaningful, creative activity in natural surroundings and the importance of inclusion and equitable access to those opportunities for all.
Programme Coordinator Deb is an experienced administrator, having previously worked for the NHS and the Women’s Institute College. In her spare time, she loves gardening or walking her dog, Pluto.

Deb

Programme Coordinator

Deb is an experienced administrator, having previously worked for the NHS and the Women’s Institute College. In her spare time, she loves gardening or walking her dog, Pluto.
Programme Leader Before joining FarmAbility, Ed worked with young adults with autism and learning difficulties at a specialist college in Brighton. Alongside his role as Programme Leader, he also works as a gardener and is interested in permaculture and sustainability. He likes making music and bicycle touring.

Edward

Programme Leader

Before joining FarmAbility, Ed worked with young adults with autism and learning difficulties at a specialist college in Brighton. Alongside his role as Programme Leader, he also works as a gardener and is interested in permaculture and sustainability. He likes making music and bicycle touring.
Programme Leader Erin studied a masters degree in biology and conservation at the University of Birmingham. She then became a qualified Forest School Leader. She has experience working with children and their families at Forest school and conservation working on a nature reserve in Wales. Erin loves birds and moths - going for walks and reading books about them!

Erin

Programme Leader

Erin studied a masters degree in biology and conservation at the University of Birmingham. She then became a qualified Forest School Leader. She has experience working with children and their families at Forest school and conservation working on a nature reserve in Wales. Erin loves birds and moths – going for walks and reading books about them!
Programme Leader Jenny joined us in June 2022, she has worked in outdoor learning for almost 20 years. She is a qualified Forest School Leader and has experience working with children, adults and families. Jenny has a love of nature and the outdoors, she is passionate about upcycling and using things from nature. She is a keen amateur gardener, veggie grower and loves cooking outdoors on a fire or indoors!

Jenny

Programme Leader

Jenny joined us in June 2022, she has worked in outdoor learning for almost 20 years. She is a qualified Forest School Leader and has experience working with children, adults and families. Jenny has a love of nature and the outdoors, she is passionate about upcycling and using things from nature. She is a keen amateur gardener, veggie grower and loves cooking outdoors on a fire or indoors!
Progression Leader JoJo is an experienced Programme Leader with us but now chiefly concentrates on her role as our Progressions Leader. She helps to record and analyse the ongoing progress that co-farmers achieve by coming to our service. JoJo co-ordinates our annual reviews and uses her experience in Occupational Therapy to help us identify support and tailoring of approaches across our programme. JoJo is an avid nature lover and enjoys getting active in the great outdoors.

JoJo

Progression Leader

JoJo is an experienced Programme Leader with us but now chiefly concentrates on her role as our Progressions Leader. She helps to record and analyse the ongoing progress that co-farmers achieve by coming to our service. JoJo co-ordinates our annual reviews and uses her experience in Occupational Therapy to help us identify support and tailoring of approaches across our programme. JoJo is an avid nature lover and enjoys getting active in the great outdoors.
Volunteer and Training Coordinator Josie came to Farmability from a background in mental health, research, and inclusion work. She is a Modern Languages graduate, so is always interested in how different people use language. She feels strongly about making society a better place for disabled people, by using the social model of disability and advocating for accessibility. She is interested in finding creative solutions to the difficulties people might have whilst here at Farmability. She loves painting, horses, and quiet countryside spaces.

Josie

Volunteer and Training Coordinator

Josie came to Farmability from a background in mental health, research, and inclusion work. She is a Modern Languages graduate, so is always interested in how different people use language. She feels strongly about making society a better place for disabled people, by using the social model of disability and advocating for accessibility. She is interested in finding creative solutions to the difficulties people might have whilst here at Farmability. She loves painting, horses, and quiet countryside spaces.
Programme Leader Maryam joined us this autumn as a programme leader and is enjoying getting to know all the co farmers! She has previously worked with children in forest school, and volunteered at treehouse college for young people with autism. Maryam loves growing veg and weaving willow baskets.

Maryam

Programme Leader

Maryam joined us this autumn as a programme leader and is enjoying getting to know all the co farmers! She has previously worked with children in forest school, and volunteered at treehouse college for young people with autism. Maryam loves growing veg and weaving willow baskets.
Programme Manager Olek has been working with people with learning and autism for seven years in all sort of different settings. He is passionate about co-creating supportive communities and believes that the benefits of the outdoors, connection with nature and other people should be available to all! He is a self-taught guitar player and likes to juggle.

Olek

Programme Manager

Olek has been working with people with learning and autism for seven years in all sort of different settings. He is passionate about co-creating supportive communities and believes that the benefits of the outdoors, connection with nature and other people should be available to all! He is a self-taught guitar player and likes to juggle.
Programme Leader Raul is our longest serving member of staff and joined the project as a volunteer at the very beginning. He is an experienced herdsman and has worked on many farms in many places! Together with Luna, his beautiful silver collie, Raul is an extremely well loved member of the FarmAbility family.

Raul

Programme Leader

Raul is our longest serving member of staff and joined the project as a volunteer at the very beginning. He is an experienced herdsman and has worked on many farms in many places! Together with Luna, his beautiful silver collie, Raul is an extremely well loved member of the FarmAbility family.

Rosie

Programme Leader

After a career as a competition groom and lecturer in equine studies Rosie retrained as a primary school teacher and taught for 8 years. She has a real interest in the therapeutic benefits of play and nature and is currently training as a play therapist. She absolutely loves animals and is also a passionate Potter.
Programme Assistant Will has volunteered for many years with our co-farmers when working at Park Farm and the Pleasure Gardens on Blenheim Estate. An expert when it comes to anything sheep related, Will has helped many co-farmers experience the joy of lambing season. As well as his role as Programme Assistant for two days a week, Will continues to volunteer – supporting the team at Willowbrook Farm.

Will

Programme Assistant

Will has volunteered for many years with our co-farmers when working at Park Farm and the Pleasure Gardens on Blenheim Estate. An expert when it comes to anything sheep related, Will has helped many co-farmers experience the joy of lambing season. As well as his role as Programme Assistant for two days a week, Will continues to volunteer – supporting the team at Willowbrook Farm.