Amanda Smart

Photo of Amanda SmartI have been teaching for over 15 years all within inner city Birmingham in a variety of environments.  I have been a RE Co-ordinator and a phase leader during this time.  I have also been a supply teacher and have done literacy tutoring in schools.

I love having an allotment, being outdoors is so relaxing.  I love the physical activity of digging and the feeling of achievement that comes from food growing. 

Unlike Bobbie I am quite happy to spend a long time putting in leeks, onion sets, etc - it is very soothing.  I love the surprise of coming to the plot and finding all sorts of things to harvest, especially when I find something to harvest even in the middle of winter!  I like the idea that growing is all seasonal and if something doesn't work out this year there is always the chance to try again next year.