Saretta Fielding is a well known Aboriginal artist “My artworks are connected to country in style and design through the use of a sand based medium. The highly textured pieces embody the age old sandstone engraved artworks created by our ancestors and add a whole new dimension to the works.” Saretta is passionate about sharing … Read more
Lucinda Neave is completing her diploma in Child Care and early education. Being a keen drama student and pianist since she was 5 years old, she is a much experienced and valued member of The Authentic Child team. Lucinda is a drama tutor with The Authentic Child (mental health workshops for preschool/primary aged children) and … Read more
Jane Tonks gave life to her passion with backyard veggies 8 years ago upon inheriting her grandfather’s vegetable gardens and fruit trees. Home grown tomatoes, mangoes and avocados were particular favourites from her patch, a colourful backyard feast! Jane’s backyard veggie obsession has led her to pursue horticultural studies, while writing a food, wine and … Read more
Garry Derkenne was a founding member of the Sydney Hills Interfaith Dialogue Group. In 2014 he co-chaired the Sydney Alliance Bridging Sydney Assembly which saw more than 1000 people representing the diversity of Sydney at the Sydney Town Hall put affordable housing back onto the political agenda. With the Sydney Alliance he has developed the … Read more
Mark Toohey is a visionary who spotted a vacant concrete slab behind the Tighes Hill Church and saw that it could be a community garden. Mark has worked with a number of people over the past 7 years to increase the number of garden beds, install a mural and invite participation from people in the … Read more
Catherine (Peps) Pepper, environmental engineer and sustainability nerd, joined Jane Tonks three years ago, and the backyard veggie patches went from strength to strength. Their journey into backyard sustainability now includes re-purposed palettes, gutters, and old sinks, a green wall, greenhouses for growing heirloom seedlings from seed, a million chilli’s, and backyard bees!
Jon O’Brien is the head of the Social Justice Forum (SJF) team for Uniting. The team implements the campaign priorities of the SJF as well as supporting Uniting Church members and their communities to act on the social issues that concern them. Jon has had roles in the church and community sector for most of … Read more
Stafford Sanders is the Campaigns Coordinator for the Social Justice Forum team at Uniting where he works on campaigns in affordable housing, people seeking asylum and drug law reform. He has had a varied career beginning in journalism and radio production before finding his way into advocacy and social action. Stafford worked for several years … Read more