The Team

Vinnie O'Connell Founder of New Leaf

Vinnie O’Connell – Founder and key educator. It is his vision and understanding of the natural world that drives the project forward.


Helen Saunders New Leaf

Helen Saunders – . Gardener and plant expert. Helen is key in choosing the plants to complete the timeline of evolution.  Currently studying for RHS diploma

Alf - the New Leaf dog

Alfred Russell Wagtail – Sauf London Terrier. Mascot and youth worker.


Nadia Mahmud-Salvisberg New Leaf marketing

Nadia Mahmud-Salvisberg  – branding, web design & marketing

Darwin – the Jack Russell has heartbreakingly gone missing – if you have seen him, please tell us.

Joe Stevens died in Summer 2012 – he was a central member of the New Leaf Team – manning the shop on a daily basis. We all miss him very much. His ashes are scattered beneath the pond.

Huw Edwards President of New LeafNew Leaf President,  Huw Edwards,  local resident, journalist, broadcaster.

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