Colette Garner is an air quality advisor in the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership national team and is a member of the Natural England Air Quality Network. CSF offers advice to farmers in priority areas in England on farm practices and infrastructure improvements to reduce air and water pollution from farming.
Colette studied Wildlife Management at Sparsholt College and then worked as an environmental consultant for the Highways Agency before spending time with the Maya community in Mexico teaching English in the jungle. She returned to study Sustainable Agriculture as a postgraduate at Harper Adams University and subsequently worked with FWAG as a Farm Advisor, and Natural England as a Land Management and Sustainable Development Advisor; compiling agri-environment scheme applications and assessing environmental impacts of development proposals.
Colette is passionate about sustainable agriculture, and combines her agricultural, ecological and planning knowledge and experience to produce training, support and tools on air quality assessment and mitigation for CSF Officers and agricultural contractors, in order to increase delivery capacity and consistent message delivery about ammonia to farmers.
Catchment Sensitive Farming is led by Natural England, in partnership with Defra and the Environment Agency.