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Our Staff

A small, but beautiful team, with huge experience and a diverse range of skills, we are:

Isla Horton, Director

Co-founder of Grow Cardiff, Isla set up the charity with volunteers, staff and trustees from Riverside Community Market Association (now Riverside Real Food) in 2015.  Passionate about using community gardening as a tool for personal and community transformation, Isla has mentored, trained and supported many groups and individuals to grow food and to appreciate the wildlife on their doorstep. With a background in youth and community work, Isla loves working with children and teachers, older people, mums and dads, you name it!  When she isn’t heading up the charity, she enjoys pootling around in her back garden pond with her kids. / 07403 583705


Claire Terry, Grow Well Project Officer

Claire is a qualified Occupational Therapist with qualifications in therapeutic horticultural practice. Claire heads up our social prescribing work, supporting patients experiencing mental, physical health and social isolation, from SW Cardiff in our weekly, therapeutic community garden sessions.  In her spare time Claire loves to grow and being super crafty, creates all sorts of beautiful hand-made crafts. / 07555 450456

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Chris Miller, Schools Engagement Officer

Chris is the newest member of the team, heading up our schools work with a focus on our Grow Some Sunshine project.  Chris has a background in supporting vulnerable young people, schools’ landscaping and in his spare time volunteers at his children’s local primary school to create a community garden.  Chris loves wildlife ponds, nature and growing and on his days off is on a mission to share as much frog spawn with his neighbours as possible!

 email:  and mobile: 07730 710958

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