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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We operate an informal and supportive service for our users.
Our qualified and experienced staff welcome your enquiries about our service or your questions about the work we do.

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Stuart Izzard Project Trustee for Growing People

Stuart Izzard
Project Trustee

Stuart joined the team as Project Trustee in April 2022 on behalf of The Sadie Centre (formerly Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living).

Stuart has worked within the public sector for over 37 years and is committed to helping those in greatest need within society.

His varied work has encompassed the development of many community engagement initiatives, designed to address social inclusion, community health & wellbeing, loneliness and isolation.

Growing People - Lisa Pearson Horticultural Therapist

Lisa Pearson
Horticultural Therapist

Lisa has worked at Growing People as a Social and Therapeutic Horticultural Practitioner since 2017. Previous to this, Lisa worked with the NHS in community rehabilitation. 

Lisa has a BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice in Health Care, a Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and a certificate in sustainable horticulture from Schumacher College. Lisa also has a MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources.

Lisa’s voluntary work revolves around the local community; spray-free food growing, gardening, cooking and food waste prevention.

Growing People - Horticultural Therapist Jenni Liberty

Jenni Liberty
Horticultural Therapist

Jenni has always been interested in the therapeutic power of gardens and began at Growing People as a volunteer. Previous to this, Jenni worked and volunteered at other Social and Therapeutic Horticulture projects.

Jenni studied Development and Peace Studies at Bradford University where she ran the student permaculture garden. Jenni has just completed work on her Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. 

Jenni also works as a gardener and once won a prize at the famous Heckington Show!

Social and therapeutic horticulture for wellbeing and positive mental health

Growing People

The Sadie Centre

Rosehill Hospital

Hitchin Road




Charity Registration No. 295219

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