Passionate about creating sustainable, social and environmental change

 

In 2013 I left my job and headed to Canada to learn more about farming and our food system. After two and a half years of working with my hands in the dirt, I returned to Bristol inspired to work to bring about positive change in the food movement in this country. 

I set up The Locavore initially as a way to document my efforts to connect with my food living in the city. I headed to meet the farmers and producers who were growing, raising and making the food that I ate everyday. I found a group of passionate people and inspiring stories that motivated me to dig deeper. 

My writing now extends beyond The Locavore, with recently published features covering topics from pies to bridges. I am always open to new writing opportunities so please get in touch to discuss further.

My food work has led to me coordinating Bristol Food Producers, a network of local growers, producers, retailers, distributors, restaurants and supporters who are working to increase the amount of local food produced in and around the city. I also work for the Landworkers’ Alliance, a national union that is working to support small-scale agroecological farmers and landworkers. I coordinate the UK Farmstart Network for them, as well as running a national farm mentoring programme.

Previously, I was Executive Director of the Real Economy, a food cooperative that sources directly from local producers and is working to tackle food insecurity in the city, coordinator for Beacon Farms, a land access initiative, Programme Coordinator for the Abergavenny Food Festival in 2018 and 2019, and managed the 2017 We Are Food conference for Bristol Food Connections