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Mollie Butters   Nick McMillen
Mollie Butters

Mollie is a well respected educator with years of experience under her belt. Confident at dealing with all ages, backgrounds and abilities, you can be sure that she has a knack of getting the best out of everyone that she meets. Such inspiration comes from knowing your client, the skills you are teaching and more importantly, knowing how to deliver it in a way that makes sense to the audience.

Her exceptional teaching skills have been drawn on by the NSPCC, Frontiers Adventures in Learning, Wildwise, the Eden Project, and the Forestry Commission, to name a few from a really impressive client list that keep coming back year after year. She is currently a key programme developer for the East Hampshire Youth Crime Prevention team who are long standing clients.

Mollie has a deep seated knowledge of the environment and natural history having lived out in the wilds of West Sussex while studying on a ten month bushcraft programme. She ties this considerable outdoor knowledge with an artistic application and psychology studied at degree level. Further knowledge has been drawn from a study of ancient technologies, interpretation, counseling and teaching skills.

All these accomplishments have then accumulated to build a profile of a truly inspirational person, who is in turn passionate about people and their personal development. You can see the concentration of this investment in her gifted young twins who display extraordinary personalities as well.

  Nick McMillen

Most artists that you meet have a lot of interests in other areas and Nick is no exception. He is extremely capable at many things and has a deep love of working with wood, roots and bark. As a gifted technical artist he is able to inspire others and clients will always leave his sessions with something beautiful they have made or at least the inspiration for something to work on.

He is very good at working with young people and his sense of humour does lift a difficult situation should it ever arise. His vision for the future of Field Farm and the monthly changes it goes through are largely due to his involvement (with a little help from his young twins) and you will see him managing the woodland or digging over a veg patch in between his role as an educator and a father.

Nicks initial background is in fine art but over the years he has developed himself to be a great teacher, a communicator and organiser especially concentrating on bushcraft and natural history. For 3 years he worked closely with Woodcraft School as a teaching assistant to one of the directors and was solely responsible for running a project for young offenders and those at risk.

He has delivered programmes again for an impressive client list and is very hands on in working in the countryside. His intimate knowledge of the outdoors has resulted in a harmonious relationship with natural art and nowhere is this more apparent than in his superb array of traditional bows.

Both Nick and Mollie have had experience with dealing with emergencies, they are first aid trained (above the standard first aid at work) and are both very risk aware.

They have completed a year long immersion into a Level 3 bushcraft programme and have a Level 2 award in Basic Expedition Leadership. Together they are the driving force behind the teaching delivery of the Field Farm Project.

Supporting Nick and Mollie are a fantastic team of skilled instructors, volunteers, local farmers and family bringing an extra level of richness and diversity to the project.

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