Growing up in Russia, I used to spend every summer at a dacha (a Russian cottage), where my family keeps a garden. As I got older, and especially when I left Russia to come live in the UK, I began to realise what a privilege it was to have this amazing connection to a plot of land. What a joy it was to watch how each season the garden transforms into a new version of itself, no year the same as another. After getting my BA, I decided to find my way back to ‘the roots’. So, I got a MSc in Environmental Politics, which unlocked my fascination with sustainable agriculture. I then joined my local gardening volunteering group in London. And finally, I discovered The Mitti Collective - and joined the team in January, to help bring awareness of the wonders of regenerative agriculture.