My gardening started over 10 years ago through encouraging and enabling Highland schools to grow more fruit, veg. and flowers and five years as a countryside ranger has allowed me to share my enthusiasm for the outdoors with people of all ages and abilities. Eventually I have been able to practice what I was “preaching” by living and loving my 11 acre croft, 15 miles west of Inverness. During this time I helped set up a community garden on the croft and became involved with the Caley’s Grow and Learn Award. I recently joined Maggie’s Highland at Raigmore Hospital as their therapeutic gardener. My gardening expertise is constantly being developed as a relief gardener at Inverness Botanic Gardens. For me growing is all about sharing and learning (and eating!).