Sustainable communities coordinator
Heidi runs our community development programme, putting the focus on reconnecting disengaged communities with their local area and people. Projects have included the innovative Clay Futures community consultation, run in partnership with Eden Project and speaheading the use of creative, inclusive techniques to give local people the chance to influence decisions about the future of their area.
Heidi is currently on secondment to the Eden Project, where she has been running a project focused on a sustainable communities project, making improvements to the Clay Trails in mid Cornwall. The Clay Country Local Action Project puts the spotlight on the clay area in mid Cornwall and supports disengaged communities to develop initiatives and actions that help revitalise their towns and villages. Heidi is now working on the Big Lunch Extras project.
Heidi has worked in the area of skills development and adult education for over fifteen years. Most recently she has worked in conjunction with small environmental businesses in Cornwall to support and develop the skills of their workforce. Previously she lived in Melbourne, Australia, working for Australian Volunteers International and supporting volunteers engaged in a wide range of international projects. Finally she could no longer resist the challenge of volunteering and found herself in the beautiful Fiji Islands for 2 years working for the national disability organisation on a training and human rights project.
A Masters degree in Adult Education and Training has allowed her to explore the many and varied issues related to why adults learn, what keeps them interested and the cultural aspects of adult education.
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Growing food, growing community
Heidi's latest film shows how growing food helps to grow community
Another film tackles the challenging issue of off-road biking in Cornwall