the people

Edible Landscapes is a not-for-profit community project. Our current board of directors is made up of  a group of permaculture educators and environmentalists, including Jo Homan, Richard Vials, Vanessa Morris, Chris Speirs, Sarah Bush, Jane Howson, Alex Sylvester, Les Coupland, and Patrick Maher.

Jo Homan founded Edible Landscapes in 2010. She, along with Gemma Harris and Jan Mulreany, developed the first ever accredited forest garden course in 2013.

Since then, the project has attracted many different people over the years, each with a variety of motivations for being involved. Some come to network with others, specifically to learn about the science behind forest gardening, share an interest in permaculture. Many come to improve mental and physical health though exercise and diet, and strengthen links to community. Others have come with a focus on climate change, regenerative agriculture, and the creation of resilient food systems. And with new projects underway, we'll soon be welcoming groups of volunteers with an interest in natural building techniques.

There are a number of films and articles about ELL listed here, but this one is the most recent.