Scott Baine has been a gardener / Traditional Tanner / Arborist / forest gardener / community organiser and workshop leader for over a decade. He promotes the sustainable use of land and management of woodlands through talks, workshops, courses and community projects. He has set up a successful forest garden and plant nursery at the multi award winning community growing project ‘Feed Bristol’, is currently working on projects with Incredible Edible Bristol and runs workshops for Rypelwood coppice coop on Traditional skinning, butchery and tanning. In the Forest of Dean he is designing and implementing a sensory garden for the Orchard Trust and runs courses at Oaklands Park on Organic sheepskin tanning and making bark tanned deerskin leather. He has studied at a traditional handicraft school in northern Sweden and at the Agroforestry Research Trust; a pioneering centre for research into resilient, local food growing in a temperate climate and has also completed a Sustainable Land Use course in the forest of dean. Recently he has completed a O.L.N in Community Horticulture. Along with this he has experience of living outdoors in all seasons for several years in Canada and Sweden. Scott is inspired by learning and teaching ancestral land based skills and combining such knowledge with new approaches to land use in order to create a more resilient future.
Hannah Beasley one of our Directors and grew up on the outskirts of London. She left school at 16 feeling suppressed by the schooling system and the idea of life in the mainstream. She travelled extensively volunteering in eco-communities around the world, seeking a way of life that resonated better with her. Diagnosed with Dyslexia in her teens academic work was not beyond her mental capabilities but something she found uncomfortable. She came to realise that working with nature had a very different soothing and uplifting effect. Whilst volunteering in an Ayervedic Ashram in India Hannah had a moment of clarity that she wanted to learn how to grow food back in England. She came to the Forest of Dean in 2011 and completed a 3 year Biodynamic Agriculture apprenticeship. Hannah also learned to make willow baskets and felt a natural joy with the craft, so much so that she developed her skills and now runs her own business teaching the craft to others. See Hedgerow Baskets. You will also find her on Instagram as hedgerowbaskets.
She continues to teach Organic Agriculture and leads the Growing The
Future project of growing food with schools under The Rewild Project banner. Hannah recentlyachieved a Level 4 qualification in Adult Education. She is also a dedicated Mum and general activist for all things land and housing rights related.
Founding member Nichola Goff has now moved on to new projects. The Rewild Project would like to take this opportunity to recognise Nichola’s invaluable contribution and thank her for everything that she has done for the project.
Nichola Goff is an artist and print-maker. Trained in the traditional craft of fine art printmaking, Nichola also has a background in community arts and has worked and studied at masters level in the field of Art, health and wellbeing. She currently works as print technician at the University of South Wales, is a freelance artist and is working on creating a sensory garden for the Orchard Trust in the forest of Dean. Also experienced in organising outdoor events and working with community woodlands, Nichola has been committed for over 10 years to the promotion of a more sustainable use of our natural resources, land and human energy. Merging art and ecology Nichola hopes to inspire a deeper understanding of our natural environment and our relationship to it, through participatory art, craft and community land based projects.