Tanya combines her knowledge of teaching and learning with a desire to help combat climate chaos through regenerative farming. Tanya has previously been a foster carer for children with additional needs and a support worker for adults with autism and learning disabilities.
Sylvia has worked in education all her working life. She is currently a teacher at Leeds City College including teaching SEND students that attend Living Potential. She has a deep understanding of the issues our members face and a desire to help them succeed.
Brings her experience in HR, supporting people in difficult circumstances and knowledge of LPCF as a previous employee/volunteer, to assist LPCF to continue having such a positive impact on people’s lives.
Chris ran a successful business for 20 years and is now in garden maintenance for fun. Chris knows LPCF well and has supported its growth since the beginning.
A qualified teacher, Tanya aims to improve the quality of people’s lives through a work-based, supportive environment. Everybody is valued and has a meaningful role to play in the success of our community farm.
Katie has worked in mainstream and additional needs education as well as in being an activities coordinator in a psychiatric setting. Katie has a farm of her own and brings years of expertise to Living Potential.
Keith is an experienced teacher having previously worked in colleges. He is a permaculture practitioner which means he balances care for the earth and it's inhabitants and care for people.
Matthew ensures members’ records are up to date and all aspects of the farm are running smoothly. He is committed to helping people achieve their potential and environmental sustainability.
"We help you reach your potential using the living resources of the farm"
Tanya (Learning and Development Manager)
Michael has a love of creative growing such as mushrooms, microgreens and vertical gardens. He is also a permaculture enthusiast.
Jenni has supported diverse groups of vulnerable people, ensuring people are able to overcome barriers in educational settings in order to thrive and learn.
Duncan is adept at using the outdoors to raise people’s personal expectations. Bushcraft and foraging are a few of the aspects of outdoor learning Duncan draws upon.
Catherine has an education background and a love of horticultural therapy. She is a Forest School student and enjoys passing her learning on to others.
Jackie is a skilled arts and crafts practitioner and cook with a background in advocacy. She uses resources from around the farm to create products to sell or take home for our members.
Andy is our Animal Welfare Coordinator as well as an activities instructor. Andy has a degree in Animal Care and a background in supporting disadvantaged people to gain skills in rural settings.
Andy's background is all things sustainability, he recently grew organic vegetables on a commercial scale. At the farm, using agroecological principles, he is establishing a community-driven market garden enterprise in the derelict walled garden.
Susan is a horticulturist and is experienced in working with schools and community groups. Susan also enjoys leading forest school activities.