Guest Blogger

Rachel Philips


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.

As part of #loveparks Week we are shining the spotlight on some of the parks and green spaces initiatives happening within the Cities of Service authorities. Rachel Philips the Let’s Grow Community Involvement Officer, for Telford and Wrekin shares her experience of setting up the initiative.
Rachel Philips
Thursday, 30 July 2015