DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Rashid is a passionate horticulturist with a love of nature. Alongside a breadth of experience gained in the horticulture industry, including work for the National Trust in their Cornish gardens, he has also worked and volunteered with charities where gardening is used as a therapy. He is currently involved with Black Mountains College where he is the tutor on the Regenerative Horticulture course and horticultural lead on the farm campus land use committee.
Before commencing work at Flora Cultura, Janice worked within the NHS as an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years. Janice has gained a wealth of experience: working with children and young people; people with learning disabilities and autism; older people with physical and mental health conditions. Janice is an enthusiastic gardener and has always been interested in nature-based care, the therapeutic use of horticulture and the benefits it provides to peoples’ health and well-being, leading her to successfully complete an MSc in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
DR PAUL METCALF
Paul is a GP in Brecon, living close to Hay-on-Wye. He is a firm believer in holistic therapies and in the social, cultural and psychological benefits of social gardening.
James is a self employed editor and communications consultant. Formerly a BBC world service journalist, he moved to Powys in 2014. He also volunteers as a special constable with Dyfed Powys Police.