Meet the Team
Urban Organic (UK) CIC has been created as a social enterprise in order to harness the therapeutic ability of gardening to improve wellbeing in people who would otherwise be socially excluded. Operating across the Fylde it will engage, socialise and inspire people to make real changes to their diet, the way they buy food, their environmental awareness, their mental health and their ability to engage with and inspire others.
What we do
With over 30 years of experience and having studied at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh and Kew as well as the University of Reading, horticulture has been a lifelong pursuit. He has been drawn to gardening with communities since 2009 and as a judge for the RHS North West in Bloom competition get’s to visit plenty of community projects and learn about the many ways that people work together to improve their environment. A keen in interest in honeybees and other pollinators has provided the motivation to establish projects which not only grow food but help people connect with the environment by enhancing it at a local level. As an active member of the ORA Network he has delivered Urban Gardening workshops across Europe.
Alan Hulme - Director
As a qualified palliative care nurse Debbie specialises in working with older people and those with disabilities. She is both an RHS qualified gardener with experience of running her own business as well as a keen beekeeper so fully understands the therapeutic potential of these activities for her client groups.
Debbie Davies - Activity Officer
With a penchant for recycling and working with wood Stu has created several small mobile community gardens and a prototype portable hive house for taking to schools. He loves to pass on his infectious enthusiasm for natural history to those he works with.