Jo Homan

Jo Homan has been teaching people forest gardening skills since 2012 and in 2013, with the support of Jan Mulreany from the Brighton Permaculture Trust and Gemma Harris from Urban Harvest, she developed the first ever accredited forest garden course, Creating a Forest Garden (CAFG). She's led 53 students through CAFG and has adapted the 15 day course into a one day taster, to make forest gardening accessible to larger numbers of people. Jo now works for The Orchard Project developing the new level 3 certificate in community orcaharding. Jo's favourite forest garden nibbles: lovage, saltbush and shasta daisy leaves; jostaberry, raspberry and medlar fruits; calendula, Judas tree and Allium flowers; and chestnut and acorn nuts. Here she is talking about forest gardening and there are a few more interviews with her here. Jo was a primary school teacher, layout artist, print manager and childminder before setting up Transition Finsbury Park and then founding Edible Landscapes London. She also enjoys climbing and swing dancing.