Meet The Team
Richard Galpin - Chair
Richard Galpin is an artist, working on projects that are a hybrid of art, horticulture and local history. He founded the Alberta Fruit Commons with the Alberta Tenants and Residents Association which uses the growing and sharing of fruit as way of building community resilience. Richard is lead artist for the Kennington Chartist Project, on the steering group for the London Freedom Seed Bank, and is an active member of the Walworth Society. He lives with his family nearby, and from his small backyard is breeding 'The Bloody Marvel', a new variety of red speckled lettuce.
Susan Gent - Secretary
Tina became a trustee in February 2017 and volunteers at the Garden at weekends and during school holidays. Tina has a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. She has worked at an academy in Slough, Berkshire for 7 years as PA to a Vice Principal and Headteacher, and is Clerk to the Trust. She also sits on a Parochial Church Council, a Youth Committee and Social & Funding Raising group. Tina is married with 3 children and has 3 grandchildren. Her interests involve enjoying the theatre, visiting National Trust properties and Reading.
Rebekah became a Trustee in November 2017 but has enjoyed the Garden for much longer, including by taking part in a honey harvest and bee-keeping course. Rebekah is a scientist by training and has a PhD in embryology, but now works for the Civil Service. In her free time Rebekah enjoys travelling, baking, and visiting the theatre.