Last year I was very lucky to get a part-time job with North Pennines AONB on their Tees Swale: naturally connected program. In my role as Interpretation Officer and I have really enjoyed getting to know Teesdale and Swaledale better. I have been learning how farmers are working to improve the carbon storage on their land, improve water quality and enhance habitats for rare birds and wildflowers while tending their sheep and cattle. Over the next few years, it will be my job to tell the farmer’s stories to visitors and holidaymakers to the area.
I still have time to develop other projects. My new project is all about heritage, communication, and green materials and I hope to launch it in the next couple of weeks.