I am a qualified horticulturalist with a Masters in Environmental Resource Management. My interests are firmly rooted in sustainable gardening, biodiversity, heritage, and conservation. I enjoy using my creative ability in organising programmes of workshops and events in the voluntary and community sectors. I am passionate about helping community groups and organisations develop heritage interpretation and biodiversity projects.
I was lucky enough to grow up in rural Dublin, outside Shankill, on the lower slopes of Carrick Golloghan hill and close to the Ballycorus Leadmines. My early experiences with nature led me to UCD and a degree in Landscape Horticulture. Following this, I spent time in the horticultural & floristry worlds, concentrating on the garden centre and wedding flower environments. This allowed me to bring plants into people’s lives using a variety of floral avenues!
In 2009, I took the brave step and returned to college and completed a Masters in Environmental Resource Management. My thesis focused on the heritage features and planning implications of the Dublin Mountains Way, a welcome addition to Ireland’s walking trail network. In recent years I have gained further practical experiences and training, including interpretation training that has added to my knowledge and skills.