Membership of the Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) has now hit the 500 mark after just three years. The association has also announced three new additions to its committee.
The YPHA was founded in 2020 to bring together those in the industry aged 30 or under. It was founded by Mollie Higginson, Liam Cleary and Natalie Porter. Abigail Stocker, Lilidh Matthews, Kyle Ross and Sarah Want have joined the committee over the years.
So far this year, Farplants’ Jeremy Costello has also joined the committee as strategy manager, Walberton Nursery’s Megan Warren-Davis has become the YPHA’s social media manager, and Outdoor Living Gardens’ owner John Tallis will support events, as well as future projects around training and education.
Warren-Davis says: “My goal is to help foster the supportive community that YPHA has created, which not only offers career opportunities and educational talks, but also contributes to making horticulture a fun and fulfilling field to be a part of.”
Member Jordan Weston, or the Bearded Botanist, became YPHA’s 500th member. “I am so glad I came across this group of young, likeminded horticulturalists and have been welcomed with open arms. It’s such an exciting time to be part of the horticultural industry and I’m looking forward to sharing this time with the members, getting to know them, sharing knowledge, and hopefully meeting up at various events throughout the year.”