“I live in the woods of a country estate where I work. My background is in nursing, I retrained when I was 29 in Horticulture as I have always had a love of all things nature. I starting working for a charity called Horticap delivering Horticulture as therapy to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities.
I was given the job of Curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum 7yrs ago, I still do this part time. In 2012 I created an education garden within the Arboretum with a group from Help for Heroes, Phoenix House recovery centre, Catterick, they offered me a job as garden projects leader in 2013, I still do this one day per week.
I came across Forest Bathing through my Mindfulness and Reiki practice. Help for Heroes started to deliver Health and Wellbeing courses for serving personnel and beneficiaries at the centre I work in. I offered Forest bathing as a therapeutic activity and it has been part of the course since it began.
- In 2016 Faith lead a group from Help for Heroes to assist with the build on the Welcome to Yorkshire garden designed by Mathew Wilson. The garden went on the win a Silver Award and the People’s Choice Award.
- Silver Gilt Award for her Healthy Roots garden, designed to remind people of their connection to nature and it’s therapeutic benefits at Harrogate’s Autumn Flower Show 2016.
- Faith is a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner.