Amra Wallace - Urban Farm Manager
Growing up a Wellington City kid, my background was in administration and project planning. With a new found passion for Permaculture and Organics I was looking to get out of the office and be immersed in growing healthy food. I moved to Christchurch in 2015 to study Organic Horticulture and started volunteering at Cultivate very early on as we broke ground on the first farm at Peterborough Street.
My position here has given me the opportunity to use my background skills and my passion for food to contribute to the growth of the farm and create a great environment for our young people to thrive.
Aaron Crowe - Produce Peddlar, Compost Warrior
I'm a Bahá'í with a deep interest in service to humanity. Cultivate resonates with me because we provide a service to young folk in tricky situations. That service being accompaniment troubleshooting life problems and organic farm work. I couldn't think of a better organisation to work for.
Bailey Peryman - Co-Founder
Bailey trained in environmental management at Lincoln University started with Garden 2.0 and then ventured together with Fiona into Cultivate.
"Everyone has to go through a crisis of dealing with itself and asking ‘who am I?’. I went through that - every human goes through that. But I had the privilege of going through it with a loving family and with access to opportunities to learn. To be able to create that environment for young people.”
Fiona Stewart - Co-Founder
Currently on leave
Lisa Hall - Admin & Finance Manager - Bean Counter
I'm Lisa, 'Bean Counter' for Cultivate. I'm a newbie to the organisation but not to the not for profit sector, although I've managed finances for all sorts of organisations from the "big bad" corporate world to the exciting start up's, so I come with many years of experience, too many to mention as it makes me feel old.
Originally from the UK, I have only been in NZ for 7 years but I am loving the life here with my Kiwi husband and two teenage kids and numerous rescue animals. My passion, apart from playing with spreadsheets and looking after the money, is anything to do with nature and this beautiful slice of paradise I find myself living in. My favourite pass-time is being outside either in a paddock mucking out, gardening or walking and exploring with my two dogs.
I'm very excited to be a member of the Cultivate team and help them through the next phase of their journey, whilst also learning a few things about growing fruit and veggies along the way.
Simon Corskie - Urban Farm Hand