The Team

Janie Bickersteth Director

Janie wants systems change and has worked to shift attitudes to more sustainable lifestyles for over two decades. She knows that working to improve our food system has a powerful knock-on effect; the food we choose to buy, grow and eat impacts our health, our family's health, the health of a local economy and the health of our planet. She has seen how food growing can transform communities for the better. She helped set up school gardens in the Northeast and established an Incredible Edible in Singapore. Janie has been a director since 2017 and was IEL co-ordinator from 2019-2021.

Gerry Evans Director (Treasurer)

Gerry joined IEL as a director in January 2022.

Andrea Ferdinand Director

Andrea joined IEL as a director in May 2022

Padmaparna Ghosh Director

Padmaparna Ghosh (she/her) started her career as an environment and science journalist. Over the last two decades, she has sought out, and told environmental, conservation and climate change stories through newspapers and magazines, podcasts, and children’s books. In her current role, Padma is a science communicator, and scientific events curator. She believes in powering science and community through stories that command attention and action.

Marjorie Landels Director

Marjorie is a founding director of IEL. She is a graphic designer with wide experience of leadership in community development. She co-founded Myatt’s Fields Park Project and led the £3 million renovation of the park. She is also involved with the Minet Hub, and is a member of Friends of Minet Library.

Michelle Shackleford Director

Michelle's passion for environmental stewardship, community food growing and community development is supported by her 20-year career in software development and business strategy. Joining IEL as a Director in 2022, Michelle actively leverages her background to support the organisation in delivering programs helping Lambeth's neighbourhoods develop food security, environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and strong, cohesive, healthy communities through urban agriculture.

Victoria Sherwin Director

Tori Sherwin has led the development of Myatt's Fields Park as a community and food hub over the past twenty years, pioneering community led management of parks and inclusive governance. She is a founder member of Incredible Edible Lambeth as well as a grassroots consortium in her home neighbourhood, Vassall and Coldharbour Covid-19 Response. She is skilled in fundraising, strategy, network building and community engagement. She is passionate about working from the grassroots to create socially just, environmentally sustainable cities.