The team at Herbal haven
We are very lucky at Herbal Haven to have a small solid core of locals who have worked on the nursery for several years.
During school holidays it has meant there are often children here to compliment the dogs – keeping us all young at heart and on our toes.
Each season we also have people join us to help on the nursery and travel to shows with the herbs.
Sometimes we have the same people return for several seasons, after travelling during the winter, other times we have brand new staff each season.
It usually makes for a small of friendly team who wander over the fields to the pub of an evening or organise the odd barbecue or two.
Lorraine always armed with a clipboard, organises all the growing and makes sure everyone knows what they are doing and that the herbs leaving the nursery are top quality.
In charge of booking all the shows we go to, John can usually be found in the office, where he likes to play music at ear splitting volumes.
Zsuzsa, the human dynamo, is usually busy taking cuttings but can do any job on the nursery including taking charge when needed.
Jo with her great organisational skills and accompanying dogs, makes sure all the internet orders are sorted, processed and packaged in tip top condition.
With plenty of patience, Jill comes in one day a week to decipher and collate all the hand written scrawls from the shows. She brings in her own music and plays it, whenever she gets a chance, at a reasonable volume.
Mike comes in regularly to back up our computers and sort out any other technical niggles that crop up.
Jo's well behaved gentleman, the only vice Woody has is food. It isn’t unknown for him to sneak his nose into someone’s bag and quietly wolf down their sandwiches without being observed.
Socks and grace
Socks and Grace are the wannabe guard dogs that like to bark at unusual noises and people. Although Grace loves everyone, it has taken the postman a fair number of biscuits to convince Socks that he is friend and not foe.