The Garlic Farm
In 2010, I was employed as operations manager at The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight. Having grown up in the business and with a passion for garlic, food and putting on events, it seemed like a good time to step in and do my fair share within the family business.
During my time at the farm I headed a team of twenty-five staff, over saw the management of the restaurant and shop, developed the programme of events and helped design and develop the education centre and educational strand of the business.
The Education Centre
In 2010 the farm recieved match funding to develop the Education Centre. I was involved in creating the space, marketing its multi purpose uses and developing the education strand. I completed the CEVAS farm education accreditation and hosted schools and interested parties on visits to the farm.
Part of my role at the farm was creating and coordinating new events. During my time there, I set up a range of successful events such as supper-clubs, Pop-up Opera evenings, halloween tractor trailer rides, yoga brunches and weekend yoga retreats.