Claire Ratinon is an urban organic farmer and educator, based in Hackney. She works for the social enterprise, Growing Communities, growing salad on a certified organic site in Stoke Newington. Alongside organic farming, she also runs food growing and gardening workshops in primary schools in East London. Claire passionately believes that seed saving is a political act and that sustainable beekeeping techniques are key to supporting the health and genetic diversity of honeybees.
Before embarking on a career working with food and nature, Claire was a producer working in documentary and television in New York and London. In this role, she has worked on independent documentaries, short films for non-profits, created and managed crowdfunding projects and produced content for broadcasters including Channel 4 and the BBC.