Guy Pullen

Head Grower

With over 20 years’ experience in horticulture, our Head Grower, Guy Pullen joined us from the wonderful no-dig vegetable garden at Sissinghurst Castle where he incorporated the garden into the wider Sissinghurst estate. His role with Hands of Hope, includes increasing the visibility of Hope Farm Garden to Volunteers and Members alike as well as restoring and developing the growing areas, creating a wonderful community growing space for all to enjoy.


Anya Ignatieva

Programme Coordinator

Anya's primary role is the successful delivery of our main project, Get Growing. She is also a trained Forest School Teacher and will be responsible for the development and delivery of nature-based activities for children at Hope Farm Garden.

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Caty Palmer

Horticulture and Countryside Management Assistant

"For the last three years I’ve been working on urban farms and community gardens in and around London, as well as volunteering on regenerative farms in Devon and Wales.  My main passions are growing food and cut-flowers using regenerative practices and sharing the restorative experience of growing and being in nature with others in my local community.  I have experience and training in social and therapeutic horticulture, having delivered training projects for children, adults with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues during my roles to date.  I’m now hoping to continue this at Hands of Hope whilst also developing my skills and knowledge in larger-scale organic food production and ecological land management."

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Mandy Doran


Mandy's remit covers community engagement, programme development and delivery, fundraising, PR, marketing and social media and anything else James has forgotten to give her!!

Our Team