Our passionate, skilled and expert staff work in the following teams

Our staff


Community Gardens Team

Ben Liney, Community Gardens Team Lead, Design, Maintenance and Operational Systems

Poppy Turbiak, Community Gardens Team Lead, collaborations and GROW, Garden Support Worker

Abdelaziz Mohamed Said Ali Osman, Maintenance Support 

Callum Rodgers, Horticultural Maintenance & Support

Heidi Sanghvi, Garden Support Worker

Janice Miller, Garden Support Worker

Sifiso Mdluli, Garden Support Worker and Maintenance Lead

Thomas Douglas, Maintenance Support 

Food Systems Team

Peta Christensen, Community Participation and Food Systems Team Leader

Eloise Easton, After School Cooking Facilitator

Georgia Karavis, After School Cooking Facilitator

Cassandra Hogan, Food Systems Support Baker


School Food Gardens Team

Ellen Regos, Engagement Learning and Sustainability Team Leader

Stephanie Bubnich, Garden Educator

Liz Hubbert, Garden Educator

Joanna Temme, Garden Educator

Maria Tsorakidis, Garden Educator 

Finance & Admin Team

Rob Rees, CEO

Thi Tran, Finance Coordinator

Julia Pecoraro, Executive Administration and Operations Assistant, Carlton Kitchen Library Assistant

Abigail Ross, Social Media Support

Ruby Robertson Power Admin Support

106 Elizabeth St, Richmond VIC 

PO Box 8 Abbotsford Vic 3067

(03) 9429 3084


Cultivating Community respectfully acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin Nations, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we garden, cook and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, and rich agricultural practises. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Cultivating Community © 2021           ABN 26 998 940 299          Incorporated Association Reg No. A0032404G

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