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Urban Gardening
Urban Garden

It's time for change.

There are health, wellbeing, economic and environmental benefits to spending time in the outdoors. Access to these benefits is not equal across society. We work to change that.


We work with schools, youth groups, community partnerships, outdoor and adventure activity

providers, charities, and other public and private sector organisations.   Contact us to find out more.


Gina McCabe


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Gina is founder of Place Innovation - an organisation that works with and for others to create more equitable access to nature and the outdoors.  Her career has spanned the public, private, charitable and education sector in the UK and internationally.  This includes early days as a project manager for large corporations, before becoming a fully qualified and practicing outdoor instructor with degrees in Adventure Education & Facilitation and Community & Sustainable Development. 


Gina has been director of a large community based youth service charity with licensable adventurous activity provision, is the founder of Place Schools Trust, Adventure Director for a major USA private summer camp, the Inclusion and Diversity Lead for the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres, and volunteer coach for local sea kayaking and mountain biking clubs in her home county of Cumbria. 

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Dave Harvey

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Dave is an outdoor learning specialist and has been working in the sector for over 30 years.  He is a qualified teacher and practitioner and has held multiple senior leadership roles, most recently for the Brathay Trust.  He is a passionate advocate for the benefits of outdoor learning, designing and delivering countless coaching, accreditation and training opportunities that support organisation and practitioner development.​  He has a PhD in Enhancing Engagement in Outdoor Learning.


Dave is a founding member of Place Schools Trust. He has been the National Chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres, is a regular contributor to Horizons Journal and is part of the Senior Leadership Team in Langdale CE Primary School.

The Team

Our Current Partners

To deliver exceptional service to our clients, and to truly work towards a more equitable outdoors, we often work with other partners.

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An open invitation

Change happens when we collaborate.  So, if you like the sound of who we are please get in touch to explore how we can work together. 

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