Gaynor is from Stockport and originally worked in various community support roles including employment in Home Library Services and as a Learning Support Assistant at an F.E. college.
After tending an allotment for quite a few years she spent a year training on an Organic Commercial Growers programme learning all aspect of growing crops at market garden scale. Following this she attended Reaseheath College for two years studying horticulture, which lead to employment as an Assistant Gardener with the National Trust. She was also employed by a charity that provides educational programmes for pupils excluded from mainstream education including animal assisted therapy. Here she renovated a growing space, grew protected crops to provide food for the charities’ cafe and provided mini horticultural projects for students. She is also experienced in soft landscaping, garden maintenance and restoration.
Passionate about the environment, Gaynor strives to optimise sustainable and organic practices in her work aiming to improve biodiversity and promote wildlife friendly green spaces. In addition to a first class honours degree in Complimentary Therapies in Practice she has an RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture.