Our small team of keen gardeners and Transition Network members have set up a food growing network thanks to the National Lottery community fund and Transition Town Hastings and St Leonards (TTH).

We are focusing specifically on food growing, hoping to become an intertwining network to bring food growing groups and individuals together. There is already so much going on around food growing that needs to be supported, shared and celebrated.

Our aim is to make it easier for every type of food grower to acquire the skills, resources, helpers or access to gardens across our town and on its fringes.

If you know anyone who is also on a mission to grow lots of local food, please ask them to join our network and take our survey so we can all help each other.

Who we are

ANNA LOCKE is totally passionate about local food.

Anna has been involved in the Transition Town movement since 2009 and has worked for over 20 years as a community gardener, across many different types of edible garden projects. Having seen a need for a food growers’ network, she applied for funding and now coordinates the project delivery. She is a permaculture consultant, designer, author and a local farmer. Her overall aim is to empower others to plant more food and make delicious things to eat.

HANNAH ROBBINS is a local shop owner and founder of Wonderfill St Leonards.

Hannah has a background in communications and is dedicated to making good food more accessible and sustainable.

VICKI COOKE is a fruit and veg grower with a flair for sharing knowledge.

She has worked as an organic vegetable grower for over a decade. This has included growing heirloom vegetables for seed for the Heritage Seed Library, to running a one acre walled kitchen garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Outside of work she’s grown edibles on allotments, rooftops and windowsills and is a member of the RHS fruit, veg and herb committee.

URSULA McLAUGHLIN is our graphic designer and project support.

Ursula has been involved in Transition town activities since 2013 and loves to provide help for local projects who need design resource. A novice but keen allotmenter-she is especially happy when produce makes it from plot to plate!