Beca created our edible garden and runs our aquaponics greenhouse
Beca began running the aquaponics solar greenhouse at Humble by Nature when it opened in 2014. Her plant knowledge and technical understanding enabled her to adapt to this new way of growing. Beca has developed the greenhouse by trialing plants; learning about pest management, plant deficiencies and diseases; and looking after the fish. She has a huge amount of knowledge and experience to pass on in her courses.
Beca also designed and planted our edible garden and teaches our edible gardening course. Since discovering permaculture & forest gardening 8 years ago, Beca has broken free of ‘traditional’ gardening methods and experimented with new techniques for growing, embracing the permaculture aims of reducing labour input and increasing produce, whilst building a healthy soil and protecting wildlife. No-dig beds; regular mulching and choosing the right plants are just some of the methods Beca uses.
Beca enjoys helping people try new crops and grow more food without turning their garden into an allotment. Under the name ‘Rootle and Sprout’, Beca sells plants and produce as well as producing designs for and building edible gardens for others, using methods that work with nature.