Green Futures Newton Abbot is a community-based initiative managed by two Co-ordinators

Andrew Rothery  Bsc. MSc.


I have a background in community environmental work and over the last 25 years I have managed projects within local government, the health service and the voluntary sector.

With a particular interest in the importance of local food resilience and our personal relationships with the natural world around us, I have always found that the most significant driver of individual and social change is the degree to which it brings happiness and a sense of wellbeing.


As a Gardener and fully qualified Ecotherapist, I have a passion for working outdoors; be it directly with the earth or therapeutically in the landscape.  Previously as a Public Artist I have worked with vulnerable people in prisons, hospitals and with youth groups. 


Throughout my work experiences I have developed a strong belief that the connection we have with our environment shapes our wellbeing, helping not just ourselves, but our community and planet.


Our Management Committee is Chaired by

Sam Hibbert BSc.

I have qualifications in Social Care and Medical Herbalism and worked in a wide range of business sectors in my 20’s. In my ‘30’s I became a mother and have been involved in a variety of community initiatives to support the education and wellbeing of children in nature. I have a strong interest in locally-sourced produce, botanical health remedies and horses.

If you would like to find out a bit more about us and what some of our supporters think of us, you can watch a short video by clicking on the image below.


We would like to thank all of our Volunteers, Supporters and Suppliers.

Individual Supporters / Volunteers

Chris, John, Melinda, Ollie, Slavka, Steve


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations:


A list of some great local suppliers:

(and one not so-local but very ethical supplier)