As a youngster, Tim’s mum had to lock the fridge. She had to hold his hand firmly when shopping in the local green grocer. If it looked remotely edible, Tim would try and eat it. Throw in an unerring fascination for creepy crawlies, frogs, birds, and any farm animal … and he was destined for a career in food and farming. During an Environmental & Behavioural Biology degree at St Andrews he studied the delicate balance between humans and nature, which lead to a career as an Environmental Consultant. Tim now combines his passion with his work, developing the sustainable future of food with Daylesford, the Farm and the Foundation.
Among his most memorable moments at Daylesford include our achievements with the Chelsea Flower Show Garden, watching the awe inspiring wildlife in the wilderness wetland, and observing the enthusiasm of our Farm School students as they learn an organic way of life. Tim is heavily involved in Slow Food Cotswold and is infamous amongst friends for, ‘My thrifty entertaining … wild and home grown food is standard in my household’.
The project that Tim is most proud of is creating the Wilderness Wetland.
‘It’s a corner of Daylesford that’s quietly understated yet incorporates so many of our core principles.’