Biographies for 2018 nominations for Committee membership

Julia Grant
I have been allotment gardening at Shepherds Hill since 1988.  I was on the SH site committee from its inception in 2001 until 2015 and re-joined in January 2018.  Since then I have continued to be involved in helping to run the Trading Shed.

Annie Griffiths
I've had an allotment (53b) on the Shepherd's Hill Site for over 25 years, been on the shed rota for a number of years, have organised the annual Plant Sale, helped run the teas at the September Shows, Potato Day and the October plant and seed swap. For the past three years now, I have also helped to cut back, prune and weed the herbaceous border on the left of the entrance path at the Montenotte End. I’ve served a year on the committee and would enjoy doing another one. I love the Site and the gardening and the friendships generated there.

Lynn Malloy
With the winding up of CHADAHS at the end of 2017, when the operation of the Trading Shed moves to the site committee, I have agreed to be nominated for the site committee to continue as the Trading Shed manager.

Juliet Mann
I have had an allotment on the Shepherd’s Hill site for 19 years and had a 5 year stint as co secretary for the Annual Produce Show.

Now we are on our own and don’t have the CHADAHS umbrella, I am interested in being more involved with the site. We need a strong committee with many diverse skills. My strength is in organisation.

Ian Potts
For the last year I have been a member of the Shepherds Hill Allotment Committee and I am seeking to continue for another year.

Along with Gary Sycamore I am part of the allotment maintenance team.

I’ve had an allotment at Shepherd’s Hill for over fifteen years and my plot is close to Queen’s Wood Entrance. I’m a hard worker and now that I am retired I love spending more time on site.

Some of you might have seen me working in the Trading Shed on Sunday mornings or wandering the site with my camera. Over the years I have learnt a huge amount about cultivation and growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. Much of the knowledge has come from talking with other plot holders and taking part in the site’s events. By standing to be a committee member this is my opportunity to give something back to Shepherd’s Hill and help a new generation of plot holders.

Jill Russell 
I am a co-tenant of plot 47B.  We have had our plot for six years and I feel very lucky to be part of what must be one of the most beautiful allotment sites anywhere. I have helped with the September shows and this year coordinated the produce stall at the Harvest Fair. I have recently joined the trading shed volunteers and would now like to get more involved in the work of the site committee.  I have many years’ experience of working on committees, am a good listener and strategic thinker, and would enjoy contributing to the running of SHAA.

Gary Sycamore
I've been a plotholder here for 30 years and want to make a contribution to running the site. As well as serving on this committee for the last 10 years or so I'm also a committee member for CHADAHS, Muswell Hill and Highgate horticultural societies and believe I can offer a certain amount of knowledge and experience.

Trevor Wyatt
"To forget how to dig the soil and tend to the soil is to forget ourselves." Mahatma Gandhi

I have been a keen gardener for more than 40 years I have enthusiastically & conscientiously maintained my plot at Shepherd's Hill for 23 years (and 10 years previously in another region) During this time I have established good relations with all my neighbours on adjacent plots and have complied with all the relevant regulations I love Shepherds Hill Allotments I am re-applying for Allotment Committee Member status so that I can continue to contribute to and encourage the democratic working of the Committee, as well as helping to foster beneficial relations with all tenants.

Julie Yogasundram
I have been a plot holder on Shepherds Hill (46b) since 2013 so I am a relative new comer to plot life. I was actively involved in CHADAHS acting as Show Secretary in both 2015 and 2016. I was elected to the SHAA committee for the first time in November 2017.