Meet our team

We are based in Kensington and Chelsea, where we are uniquely positioned to connect schools, which enjoy little or no outdoor space, with local churches whose gardens are either underused or could be more creatively shared.

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Dr. Erica Cobb, PhD

Founder and Director
Erica is a retired University professor, mother of two and a resident of West London. She serves on the Soil Association’s Policy Club and is a board member of The Sustainable Angle. Erica is passionate about education and the environment.

I believe that all children, especially urban children, should interact consistently and directly with nature, thus coming to understand and appreciate their environment and growing into responsible and enthusiastic stewards.

What better way is there than to plant and nurture their own edible garden!

Pascale-Rochefeuille

PASCALE ROCHEFEUILLE

Environmental Coordinator
Pascale is the Environmental Coordinator (EC) and manager of our Growing Space gardens and is a certified Forest School leader and Early Years Montessori educator. While overseeing the gardens throughout the year and helping the Growing Space partner schools with curriculum, timetable and maintenance of the garden, she is also responsible for activities and workshops during school holidays and weekends. Pascale is a nature and gardening advocate. She is passionate about sustainability, environmental education & children. Pascale is also the Founder & Director of Nature & Bliss (www.naturebls.com) and Sleep Baby Bliss (www.sleepbabybliss.com).

I want to inspire and empower people of all ages to take action in their lives for healthier food & lifestyle, to make a difference by helping nature & wildlife, from schools, young & older people to community groups.

Bringing you closer to nature, and nature closer to you! 

LUCY GRAINGER

Administrator & Finance
Lucy is a Member of the AAT and an administrator with ovr 15 experiences in a variety of industries.

Not many children in London have access to a garden and I want to help those that don't connect with nature. It's so important to understand where your food comes from and the nutritional value of what we put in our bodies. Being in a garden and getting your hands dirty is also food for the soul and that's something everyone of all ages can benefit from!

I'm proud to be helping our local communities find peace and happiness in our gardens.

Our volunteers & Family ambassadors

We have a wonderful community of people involved in the gardens. Our volunteers and family ambassadors play a vital role in supporting our work.

Ella

ELLA

DoE Volunteer, Gold
Poppy

POPPY

DoE Volunteer, Gold
Yasmin

Yazzie

DoE Volunteer, Silver
Daisy

DAISY

DoE Volunteer, Bronze
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YEH FAMILY

Family Ambassador
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YEOH FAMILY

Family Ambassador
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BOYNEBURG FAMILY

Family Ambassador
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SWAIN Family

Family Ambassador

join our team of supporters

We are based in Kensington and Chelsea, where we are uniquely positioned to connect schools, which enjoy little or no outdoor space, with local churches whose gardens are either underused or could be more creatively shared. If you would like to find out more about volunteering or to become a Growing Space family ambassador, contact us at: