Staff 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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Alison Shersby

Alison Shersby
Project Manager

Alison joined the team as Project Manager in November 2014 after experience as a volunteer and Trustee for Growing People during the previous 3 years.

She brings to the role extensive experience in the charity sector including work at the Children's Society, National Autistic Society and the Wildlife Trust.

Alison Shersby

Lisa Pearson
Horticultural Therapist

Lisa has worked at Growing People as a Social and Therapeutic Horticultural Practitioner since 2017. Previous to this she 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’s voluntary work revolves around the local community; spray-free food growing, gardening, cooking and food waste prevention.

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Jenni Liberty
Trainee Horticultural Therapist

Jenni has always been interested in the therapeutic power of gardens and began at Growing People as a volunteer. Previous to this she 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. She 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!