Role and responsibilities:
I co-ordinate, create and edit the content (ranging from a library of resources to videos, blogs, podcasts and farmer profiles) held on the Agricology website, working closely with researchers, farmers and others from within the industry to make it a valuable knowledge hub for sustainable farming practices.
I hold a Masters in Creative Writing and a BSc Hons in Horticulture for which I specialised in ethnobotany (global plant use) and science communication. I have conducted research in a range of areas including CO2 emissions in relation to drainage of peatlands, the use of biochar as a soil management tool, building fertility using clover and legumes, medicinal uses of trees, and ways in which trees can be integrated into farms and farming practices.
I previously worked as a technical writer alongside the ORC research and information teams (on the LegLINK and OSCAR projects), the Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA), and partners on the on-line Ecofarming information hub.
Agroecological farming practices, agroforestry, ethnobotany
Interests outside of ORC:
Growing lots of tasty veg, being on the tops of mountains and beside the sea, and visual, written and performance arts.