Peter Samsom

Community Worker (Growing Durham)

Peter joined the team in April 2015. He is working two days per week to develop our community growing initiative, Growing Durham.

Peter was the Deputy Director of the North Pennines AONB Partnership between 2003 and 2015 and worked for Northumberland National Park Authority and Northumberland County Council on Public Rights of Way. He studied Countryside Management at Newcastle University as a mature student after having run a cheese making business for a number of years.

As well as working on the Growing Durham project, Peter manages Hexham Farmers’ Market. Together with two neighbours he grows most of his own vegetables on a large allotment and with his partner looks after a small flock of Shetland sheep on their smallholding producing meat and wool.

Email Peter

Tel: 01388 742054

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