welcome to: Holly Cross

Jul 13, 2015

Holly Cross joined WWOOF UK as Personnel and Organisational Administrator in April this year and has already proved how much the organisation needed someone to take on this role – and how good she is at doing it. We asked her to tell us a little bit about herself. Welcome Holly! 

I currently split my time between my parents’ smallholding and my partner Dan’s parents’ sheep farm – one valley apart from each other in North Pembrokeshire. I was born in Carmarthen, but brought up in Somerset – my parents and I made our very own second wave of migration to Wales in 2000 when I came to study at Swansea University (and my folks finally bought the land they’d always wanted)! After completing my degrees, I spent a few years working for community projects in Swansea and Cardiff, and did some travelling and WWOOFing in Europe. I went off to visit a friend in Australia in 2007… and somehow ended up living and teaching English in Kiev and Odessa in the Ukraine! But I’ve settled in Pembrokeshire now… I think! 

Aside from the paid work I do with WWOOF, a local Care Farm and in a vegetarian restaurant, I sing with a local choir, have learnt and taught Welsh, am dabbling in some eco building and the animal and plant husbandry that comes with being part of a family smallholding community. Dan and I are also volunteer directors running a community benefit cooperative which intends to erect a wind turbine to generate a clean, green sustainable income for local people and enterprises.

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