Rachel Dring is the founding director of Crop Drop, a veg box scheme in North London, which has been running for eight years and includes a small urban growing operation. Prior to starting Crop Drop, Rachel was a plant-based chef, dabbled in food writing and had an early career as a youth arts producer.

Rachel has run every aspect of the veg scheme operation and oversees the financial management and organisational development of the business, keeping the delicate balance of ethics and growth.  She’s developed additional projects alongside the veg scheme including a community ktichen and a meal project during lockdown. Her particular strengths and passions are building teams, harnessing the power of volunteering, local marketing strategies and start-up enterprsie leadership. She’d be happy to advise on any of these things.