Meet the Team

We have a small core team which pulls the festival together as well as a wider reference group of people which provides ideas, feedback and additional help when needed.

Our core team is made up of…

Jo Kidd is our lead organiser. Jo is a lifelong community activist and has been vegan since 2003 and was veggie for 21 years before that.

Jo set up Canterbury Vegans and Kent Vegan Parenting.

Jo and her husband, Terry, are the founders of the Abbot’s Mill Project in Canterbury and previously co-founded Skillnet Group, both social enterprises.

They are also in the process of setting up a vegan, organic growing business near Faversham.

They have a 6 year old daughter. The whole family is vegan and they co-house with fellow vegans just outside Canterbury 🙂

 

Terry Conrad Thompson is our Site Manager and Lead Technician.  Terry is a co-founder (along with his wife, Jo Kidd) and the Technical Director of the Abbot’s Mill Project.

Terry has been vegan since 2003. He was raised on a small-holding so has seen first-hand how animals are treated by the meat and dairy industries.

Terry is passionate about all elements of sustainability, including non-centralised, renewable energy, eco-building and sustainable transport and has initiated several local projects to further these areas.

 

Teresa Sinclair is our main stallholder liaison person and is helping with admin. Teresa has been vegan for 31 years, has many years’ experience campaigning on animal rights issues and is passionate about the environment and the plight of our native butterflies and bees – reflected in her having had a wildflower nursery for a number of years.

She now runs an eco-friendly wedding business and works with businesses who want wildflower seed-related products for their promotional events.  https://wildflower-favours.co.uk

 

Helen Long is our social media coordinator and is taking a lead on Twitter. Helen has coordinated the social justice/intersectionality stall and run children’s activities at the festival.

Helen was our volunteer coordinator in 2017.

Helen has been vegan since 2005 and works in education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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