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About us

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Tanya is a qualified secondary teacher and support worker for autism and learning disabilities. She has studied outdoor learning at Edinburgh University and is a foster carer for children with additional needs.



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.

"We help you reach your potential using the living resources of the farm"

Tanya (Learning and Development Manager)

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Michael comes with a background in health and safety. He has been working with elderly people, providing care in the own home. He is also a permaculture enthusiast.



Roger has worked in community farming and supported living for most of his working life. We are privileged to have him working with us at Living Potential.



Duncan has previously worked with young people for whom mainstream education was not the best fit. He is adept at using the outdoors to raise people’s personal expectations. Bushcraft, metalwork and foraging are a few of the aspects of outdoor learning Duncan draws upon.

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Matthew is the LPCF office manager, having had 20 years of experience in this field. He ensures member’s 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.

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Leif is our horticulture expert. He has a background in teaching horticulture and farm maintenance in a supportive environment and brings his patience and calm energy to LPCF to help our members learn.



Jenny has her own flower business and is an assistant grower at Kirkstall Valley Farm. She has many years of teaching experience with adults and young people with learning disabilities including at Henshaw's College.

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Robin is our Farm Project Manager. Robin has been a farmer for 30 years, often going abroad to share his expertise. His background includes animal husbandry, agriculture, farm machinery maintenance and organic farming. He will head our efforts to farm regeneratively.

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Bank Staff

Bank Staff have between them areas of expertise such as forest school qualifications, RHS Horticulture, large group cookery, person-centred planning and practice, arts and crafts expertise and much more.

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