meet the team

We are a friendly bunch and enjoy making Susan's Farm a welcoming place for everyone.


At any one time we are a busy team made up of staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, work placement students and visitors. 


We always need help with everything from office tasks and sales of our produce through to practical farming, conservation tasks and working with children and adults.  


Do contact us if you would like to volunteer.

Our staffing team

Helen Ward

Education Manager

(Schools and Community Lead)

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I love being outside; after 30 years in the classroom, I am combining my love of teaching with the real pleasure of spending time sharing the beauty, wonder and benefit  of the great outdoors.

Catherine Dawson

Secondary School Programme Lead

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Having worked locally as a secondary teacher over the last twenty years, I have always enjoyed helping children to find new places to explore and experience out of the classroom. I love the countryside and nature that is on our doorstep and Susan's Farm is the perfect place to learn more about our area and how agriculture complements it.

Susan Aglionby 

Meat sales volunteer


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"Since childhood I have been enthusiastic about an involvement in agriculture and natural history. I am also passionate about food and where it comes from. I often think about how fortunate I am to be working on a  farm producing such wonderful food."



Sam Foster

Care Farming Education Officer

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I love people, animals and farm life. I enjoy working with the care farmers engaging with them and the tasks for the day. I am particularly interested in the care of our flock and organic solutions to farming problems. 

Emma Hughes

Office Administrator 

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"I was brought up on an organic farm and have worked for a number of organisations involved in sustainable food and the environment. Susan's Farm is a great place to be"





Caroline Graves

Cook and Domestic

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I am local dairy farmer and I am passionate about local sustainable food.  I love sharing my recipes with our beneficiaries and visitors.

Ed Harrison

Stockperson and Farm Lead

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I have always had a passion for animal welfare and teaching people about where their food comes from. I want to develop my interest in regenerative farming, working with nature to restore the environment.