Mickey Reedy / Co – Director
Mickey is most at home in an apron. When she is not delivering workshops, she is a cook at Global Generation’s Skip Garden Café where she works with volunteers, young people and her good friends Rita and Whale, the organisation’s chickens. Having completed a PGCE in 2013, Mickey enjoys taking part in food related activities in diverse educational settings. She has been jointly co-ordinating Edible Education since its inception. Mickey is dedicated to celebrating all things edible and integrating environmental and social justice with with her day to day activities as a cook and an educator.
Poppy Flint / Co – Director
Poppy is a creative at heart and dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to engage with environmental and social issues. She holds a BA in Theatre: Design for Performance and an MSc in Education for Sustainability, and currently works as a freelance educator and project coordinator. Poppy has been involved with This is Rubbish (TiR) since it was founded in 2009. She conceived of the values-led Edible Education project for This is Rubbish in 2014 and continues to be a co-coordinator. Poppy is deeply engaged in her local east London community, currently developing a Waltham Forest Food Rescuers volunteer network.
Luke Purdye / Co – Director
Growing up in rural Herefordshire Luke was no stranger to working with and having a close relationship with the food we eat. Studying Zoology at Bristol, he became involved with FoodCycle and was soon running their Pop-up Restaurant. This sparked an interest in human environmental impacts and he has not looked back since. Having spent time in the charity sector communications, he now works in sustainability consultancy.
Hammad Kazi / Co – Director
Hammad has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, several years experience in the food sector and is currently studying for an MSc in Food Economics and Marketing. His current focus is research-based policy with the eventual goal that of playing a part in improving food security in society. He serves on the Board of Trustees for a Development Education Centre in Reading.
Martin Bowman / EU Campaigns Manager
Martin has been a campaigner dedicated to fighting food waste since saving a damaged copy of Tristram Stuart’s book Waste from being thrown away in a bookshop in 2009. Since making wonky veg puppets and dressing up as a fox for This is Rubbish in 2011, he co-wrote TIR’s Counting What Matters Report, and was Campaigns and Media Coordinator for TIR’s Stop the Rot campaign. He currently manages This is Rubbish’s EU Food Waste Campaign. Since 2012, he’s also been the UK Gleaning Coordinator for Feedback, coordinating a UK-wide network to harvest food that would otherwise have been wasted on farms, and redistributing it to charities dealing with food poverty – see his TEDx talk.
Matt Hawkins / Communications Lead
Matt has joined us as the communications lead on our project to reframe the narrative around food waste. Before coming aboard team This is Rubbish he managed the campaign to get civil partnerships extended mixed-sex couples and was involved in the successful effort to secure a ban on nuclear weapons at the UN. He is also co-director of Compassion in Politics, a cross-party organisation seeking to put compassion, cooperation, and inclusion at the heart of politics. He loves anything involving peanut butter.
Pascale Robinson / Youth Session Worker & Edible Education Coordinator
Pascale is a campaigner and project manager who wants everyone to know they can be instigators for positive change. For Pascale, tackling food waste offers great solutions to several social and environmental justice issues and she has been campaigning on food waste since 2014 when she first rifled through a bin. She helped set up a food waste redistribution and reduction network for businesses in Edinburgh, has worked for Feedback as campaign and events coordinator since 2015, and is really happy to be new member of the Edible Education team, coordinating sessions for young people and making a lot of fruit kebabs along the way.