Nicola Stunell, student, Waiheke Island

“An inspirational teacher has passion by the bucketload, a depth of knowledge at their fingertips, instills that all mistakes are learning, and has the ability to connect authentically with their students… That’s Claire! I learnt more about growing food well in the 8 hours I spent with her than in the last 40 odd years of my life. And the information comes tried and tested! I come away feeling that I too can grow good food in a way that is beneficial to my family and, importantly, our world. Thanks Claire, your passion is contagious, I’ve caught the bug!”