Rachel Phillips is the Let’s Grow Community Involvement Officer for Telford & Wrekin Council. Rachel trained in Social Work and Guidance and has a background in careers, youth engagement and project management. Rachel began to retrain in horticulture after a career break, and spent time volunteering on conservation projects in South and Central America, before working and training as a Garden Designer with Designs with Nature.
Rachel has been involved in designing and creating community gardens, and achieved an RHS Silver Gilt award for the Budding Scientist Garden, a garden designed with and for young people, at the RHS Malvern Show. Rachel enjoys combining her people and plant skills and the Let’s Grow project provides a perfect opportunity to engage people in the outdoors and pass on the health and social benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables.