meet THE TEAM !
I decided to leave my office job after completing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at the end of 2011 and took the first steps in my new career as an organic veg grower. I worked for Tony Davis at Roseisle Gardens, managing his box scheme and assisting him with growing, whilst also taking part in a year long training in organic growing, apprenticing 3 days per week with Maggie Sutherland at Natural Veg Company in Inverness.
In the summer of 2015 I launched Roots, Fruits and Leaves, stemming from my desire to live in a place where we all have access to fresh, healthy, affordable, local, seasonal, organically grown fruit and veg and that the people who grow our food for us receive a fair and sustainable price for their produce. I am passionate about creating a strong and resilient local food network, collaborating with other local producers and supplying local customers.
I am on the faculty of the Findhorn Foundation College teaching on their annual PDC, Ecovillage Design Educaton and Applied Ecovillage Living courses. I focus on permaculture design frameworks and how to apply them to land based and non-land based projects - using my business plan for Roots, Fruits and Leaves as an example.
Since launching RF&L I have recently taken more of a front seat with growing veg (see more on 'our producers' page) and I am delighted to be building a small team of passionate foodie folk to help with admin, growing, harvesting, packing and delivering the veg boxes.
Kerry has a passion for local food ! She loves meeting growers and getting to know the story behind the produce. Kerry ran the much loved Elgin Food Assembly and was a key player in Forres Feast project that ran in 2019 - getting stuck in to all things ... meetings, helping to write funding applications, manning the pop up shop and supplying veg that she had grown at home ... to name but a few!
Kerry takes care of the admin tasks for Roots, Fruits and Leaves ... liaising with producers, responding to customer emails, setting up the online shop and writing the weekly newsletter which subscribers receive.
At the moment she is homeschooling her son Ruari, teaching him lots about growing veg and spending time with the pigs, ducks and young goats.
Roots, Fruits and Leaves could not happen without the co-operation and support of our producers ... read more!