Authors


Abbs, Peter

Peter Abbs is the author of several volumes of poetry including most recently Love After Sappho and Selected Poems. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Sussex and Poetry Editor of Resurgence Magazine.

Abraham, Asha Bee

Asha Bee Abraham was inspired by the work of Rob Hopkins in Kinsale, Ireland, and collaborated with others to initiate a similar Energy Descent Action Plan in Melbourne.

Abrams, John

John Abrams is a co-founder of South Mountain Company, a 30-year-old, employee-owned design and building company on Marthaís Vineyard, Massachusetts. He chairs the Island Affordable Housing Fund and is vice-chair of Island Housing Trust.

Aitken, Caroline

Caroline Aitken originally studied art and design, specialising in glassmaking, and still works as an illustrator. She travelled for three years in Europe and Morocco in a bus powered by vegetable oil, then settled on a smallholding in Devon where she grew vegetables and tended livestock while also studying horticulture with the RHS. .....

Allen, Darren

Darren Allen is an author, artist, activist, philosopher and media-botherer. He has travelled widely, living in Japan, Spain, Russia, the Middle East and England, working as a technical author, English teacher, textbook designer, horse-groom, illicit priest and seller of shrunken heads; although he prefers to rely on exquisite good-fortune over paid work. .....

Allen, Will

Will Allen has been farming organically since 1972 in Oregon, California, and Vermont, where he now co-manages Cedar Circle Farm. He founded the Sustainable Cotton Project and is a board member of the Organic Consumers Association, Rural Vermont, and is a co-chair of Farms Not Arms.

Anderson, Kevin

Professor Kevin Anderson holds a Chair in Energy and Climate Change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. From here he leads the Tyndall Centre’s energy- and emissions related research. He is regularly called on to give advice to government and industry
stakeholders, as well as to contribute to wider public and policy forums on climate change. .....

Anderson, Luke

Luke Anderson is a journalist, speaker and campaigner who specialises in issues related to genetic engineering. He is a consultant to the Soil Association’s genetic engineering campaign, and has written on the subject for other environmental organisations such as Greenpeace International.

Anderson, Will

Will Anderson is a researcher and writer with wide interests in the environmental field. At the turn of the century he left a long-standing career in public health to gain a degree in Energy and Sustainable Development, a first step in his personal journey to address the challenge of climate change. .....

Andrews, Kate

Kate Andrews is co-founder of Loco2, a London-based start-up whose mission is to make booking a train in Europe as easy as booking a short-haul flight. She pledged to give up flying in 2005 and has since travelled around the world by land and sea. During a 26-month round-the world trip she visited 31 countries and travelled some 50,000 km by cargo ship, bus, yacht and train, taking just two short flights. .....

Ash, Maurice

Maurice Ash has been Chairman of the Town and Country Planning Association, The Dartington Hall Trust in Devon and The Green Alliance. His books include New Renaissance, Journey into the Eye of a Needle and The Fabric of the World.

Ausubel, Kenny

Kenny Ausubel is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist and filmmaker. He is co-CEO and founder of Bioneers, a nonprofit dedicated to disseminating breakthrough solutions for restoring Earth's imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities. Ausubel has written three other books, and has produced several documentary films about alternative medicine. .....

Bailey, Elisabeth Tova

Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s essays and short stories have been published in the Missouri Review, Northwest Review, and the Sycamore Review. She has received several Pushcart Prize nominations, and the essay on which this book is based received a Notable Essay Listing in Best American Essays. .....

Balfour, Eve

Lady Eve Balfour (1898 - 1990) was an English farmer, educator, organic farming pioneer, and a founding figure in the organic movement.

She was one of the first women to study agriculture at an English university, graduating from the University of Reading; then she began farming in 1920 and, in 1939, launched the Haughley Experiment, the first long-term, side-by-side scientific comparison of organic and chemical-based farming. .....

Barnes, Peter

Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur and writer who has founded and led several successful companies. At present he is a senior fellow at the Tomales Bay Institute in Point Reyes Station, CA. In 1976 he co-founded a worker-owned solar energy company in San Francisco, and in 1983 he co-founded Working Assets Money Fund. .....

Beck, James

Dr James Beck is Professor Emeritus of Medical Biophysics at the University of Calgary and holds a doctorate in medicine from Washington University School of Medicine and biophysics from the University of California Berkeley.  he lives in Calgary, Canada.

Beder, Sharon

Dr Sharon Beder is a visiting professor in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong. Sharon's research has focussed on how power relationships are maintained and challenged, particularly by corporations and professions. She is interested in environmental politics; the rhetoric of sustainable development; the philosophies behind environmental economics; and trends in environmentalism and corporate activism/public relations. .....

Bellaby, Debbie

Illustrating in mixed media, drawing is at the heart of all my work.

Belsey, Valerie

Valerie Belsey gained her love of exploring country lanes from her father, a cyclist who thought nothing of cycling from London to Combe Martin and back for the weekend – a round trip of 395 miles. On a much more modest scale she managed an MSc Government project on green lanes in the 1980s, and later worked for Devon County Council as the only ‘historic highway monuments surveyor’ ever. .....

Bennion, Tom

Tom Bennion is a lawyer specialising in environmental and public law, and indigenous
land claim issues. Although he is active on many environmental issues, climate change only hit home at a personal level when he realised that he was reading books to his three young children about the wonders of coral reefs, but they would almost certainly live in a world without them. .....

Berger, Susan

Susan Berger trained at the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden. She runs a successful garden design company, and her garden has been featured in The Sunday Times, Gardens Illustrated and Marie Claire Maison.

Bird, Chris

Chris Bird has worked as a freelance journalist for 20 years, and has written about sustainable building for The Observer and SelfBuild & Design. He helps run the Building and Housing Group for Transition Town Totnes. Chris lives in Totnes, in a well-insulated home with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels. .....

Blewitt, John

Dr John Blewitt is Director of Lifelong Learning at Aston University. He is author of Understanding Sustainable Development (Earthscan, 2008) and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Education and Communication.

 

Blincoe, Kate

Kate Blincoe is a freelance journalist and writer for publications including The Guardian and Eastern Daily Press and the RSPB who has been working in the environmental sector for over a decade. While working with the RSPB she became aware of how many children had very little experience with nature and the environment. .....

Boyle, Mark

Mark Boyle's previous book, The Moneyless Man, based on his first year of moneyless living, has been translated into ten languages and was an Amazon 'Green' bestseller.  He writes for The Guardian and several other international broadsheets and magazines, and is a frequest contributor to regional, national and international TV and radio on the subject of moneyless living. .....

Brazier, Chris

Chris Brazier started his journalistic career at the rock music weekly Melody Maker in the late 1970s. Since 1984 he has been a co-editor at New Internationalist Publications, working on its monthly magazine about global justice issues as well as on its books. He writes regularly for UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report and has authored books on topics as wide-ranging as The No-Nonsense Guide to World History and Trigger Issues: Football. .....

Broome, Jon

Jon Broome is an architect, who has self-built two houses. He was for many years Director of Architype, a London-based architectural practice working on housing, education, health and community buildings with specialist expertise in low energy design, timber-frame construction and sustainable building. .....

Brown, Sandy

Sandy Brown is an English potter with an international reputation and following, especially in France, Holland and Germany. Her pottery is wild and bright, just like the woman herself. She courts controversy not only in the pottery world, but also in the world of art generally. Many public figures, including Anita Roddick and Cherie Blair, own her work. .....

Brownlee, Emmelie

Emmelie has a research and critical thinking background and a degree in English Literature and Cultural Criticism from Cardiff University. She is interested in the way that cultural frameworks shape our way of thinking and behaving and thinks that an understanding of this is pivotal in order to develop sustainable lifestyles. .....

Bruges, James

James Bruges worked as an architect in London, Sudan and India before setting up an architectural practice with Howard Tozer in Bristol. His books include Sustainability and the Bristol Urban Village Initiative, The Little Earth Book, The Big Earth Book and part of What About China? With his wife, he keeps in touch with and visits Gandhian NGOs in southern India. .....

Buchanan, David

David Buchanan

Buhner, Stephen Harrod

Stephen Harrod Buhner is a master herbalist, psychotherapist, and expert on indigenous and contemplative spiritual traditions. Much of his work and writing focuses on herbal and alternative medicine, deep ecology, and sacred plant medicine.

Byczynski, Lynn

Lynn Byczynski is publisher and editor of a monthly news letter Growing for Market. She also operates Wild Onion Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, where she resides with her husband and two children. For more information, please visit the website of Growing for Market www.growingformarket.com

Caldwell, Gianaclis

Gianaclis Caldwell has been teaching all levels of cheesemaking for years, as well as speaking and teaching about the business of farmstead cheese, both at her family's licensed cheese dairy, Pholia Farm, and at other venues including the American Dairy Goat Association annual convention, the American Cheese Society Conference and the Mother Earth News fairs. .....

Candre, Hipolito

Kinerai is the name, in Uitoto language, of Hipolito Candre. He is of the Okaina race but has lived most of his life among speakers of Uitoto. He is an Indian healer from the Colombian Amazon and his teachings recounted in this book, have been translated by Juan Alvaro Echeverri.

Carmichael, Matt

Matt Carmichael is a climate activist, English teacher, writer and homemaker with a degree in theology from Durham. He was a founder board member of Schumacher North and is the creator of the Delta Course; an intensive course on spirituality for groups of people from any or no religious background. .....

Cavnar, Bob

With thirty years in oil and gas operations, insider Bob Cavnar provides a candid, engaging, and chilling look at the industry, its resistance to regulation, and the government concessions that are now putting people and coastlines in jeopardy.  He brings the industry's technology and people to life, delivering the untold story of the blowout, response, and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US government. .....

Chamberlin, Shaun

The Author: Shaun Chamberlin was born and grew up in Kingston upon Thames. He graduated in Philosophy from the University of York in 2001 and then went on to work on a project for marginalized groups and trained to work as a teacher. In 2005, Shaun devoted himself full-time to exploring the challenges facing our global community. .....

Chiras, Daniel D.

Dan Chiras paid his last electric bill in June of 1996. It is not that he has disavowed the use of electricity and modern conveniences, but rather that he has turned to the sun and wind to meet his family's needs. In 1995, Dan, a former full-time college professor with years of experience in sustainable development, built a state-of-the-art rammed earth tire and straw bale home in Evergreen, Colorado. .....

Clifford, Sue

Sue Clifford has been working in environmental planning and architecture for the past 40 years. She has served on many advisory bodies including for the Arts Council Visual Arts Panel, the Heritage Lottery Local Heritage Initiative, the Design Review Panel for CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the Regional Cultural Consortium for the South West. .....

Clift, Jon

After working on various sailing yachts around the world for several years, including three transatlantic sailing crossings and a period in the merchant navy, Jon Clift settled ashore, becoming involved in teaching, sailing and outdoor pursuits. Following his first degree in education, he spent a period as Director of Outward Bound Wales and latterly ran his own sailing school in South Devon. .....

Coleman, Eliot

Eliot has over 30 years experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower (Chelsea Green, 1989, revised, expanded second edition, 1995), Four Season Harvest (Chelsea Green, 1992, revised, expanded second edition, 1999) and The Winter Harvest Manual. .....

Collyns, Kate

Kate Collyns started her own market garden business three years ago, and sells to farm shops, cafés, local pubs and restaurants. In this guide she answers all the questions she had when starting out in business herself. She has written for magazines including The Independent magazine, Countryfile and Grow Your Own. .....

Conford, Philip

Linda Moss created www.organicholidays.com ten years ago, and in 2004 her website won an Environmentally Friendly Website Award. She is married with three grown up children and two grandchildren, and has lived in Guiseley, West Yorkshire all her life.

Connett, Paul

Dr Paul Connett, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry at St Lawrence University, has given more than 2000 presentations on the issue of waste management.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in chemistry from Dartmouth College.  He is currently the director of the Fluoride Action Network and lives in Canton, New York. .....

Conrad, Ross

Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad has written numerous articles on organic farming, natural healing, and health issues.

Cook, David

David Cook’s connection to sustainable development began with the development of The Natural Step (TNS) in the UK. His previous career involved various senior management appointments in the public sector, including work with schools, social services and the probation service. David was Chief Executive of an award-winning public/private Project Company, to plan, fund and deliver a new University in the UK. .....

Cooper, Andrew

Andrew Cooper was born and brought up in Devon, worked in East Africa with Richard Leakey and team exploring human evolution, and then travelled  around the world a few times for the BBC. Although a biologist and  anthropologist by training, he has spent most of his working life as a television producer and broadcaster with the BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol. .....

Cooper, David E.

David E. Cooper was brought up in Surrey and educated at Highgate School and then Oxford University, where he was given his first job in 1967, as a Lecturer in Philosophy. He went on to teach at the universities of Miami, London and Surrey before being appointed, in 1986, as Professor of Philosophy at Durham University – where he remained until retiring in 2008. .....

Coperthwaite, Willaim

William Coperthwaite is a native of Maine who has travelled the world in search of folk-art techniques and subsistence skills. Impressed by the beauty and intelligence of the traditional central Asian nomadic tents called ëyurtsí, Coperthwaite adapted and introduced to North America yurt design and construction, building them for for family homes, schools, camps and outbuildings.

Coperthwaite, William

William Coperthwaite is a native of Maine who has travelled the world in search of folk-art techniques and subsistence skills. Impressed by the beauty and intelligence of the traditional central Asian nomadic tents called "yurts," Coperthwaite adapted and introduced to North America yurt design and construction. .....

Cotterell, Janet

Adam Dadeby and Janet Cotterell are directors of Passivhaus Homes Ltd., which has recently completed one of the very few fully Certified Passivhaus retrofits in the UK – featured in their book The Passivhaus Handbook, due out in 2012. The retrofit is also exceptional in having achieved one of the best air-tightness results in the UK. .....

Cowtan, Gordon

Gordon Cowtan is one of the four founders of Fintry Development Trust. The trust’s remit is to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from the village of Fintry and it has a ground-breaking agreement with a local commercial windfarm, which Gordon helped negotiate. Since then, Gordon has provided expert advice to other communities and to commercial developers. .....

Crawford, Martin

Martin is a true pioneer and his work deserves respect and celebration. - Permaculture Magazine

Martin Crawford is a frontiersman, a pioneering teacher and an inspiration. Both his work and his garden are national treasures. .....

Crompton, Tom

Tom Crompton is Change Strategist at WWF-UK, Godalming, Surrey, UK, where he has developed WWF’s Strategies for Change Project. He is author of the WWFUK report Weathercocks and Signposts: The Environment Movement at a Crossroads and coauthor of Simple and Painless? The Limitations of Spillover in Environmental Campaigning. .....

Cullinan, Cormac

Cormac Cullinan is an author, practicing environmental attorney, and governance expert who has worked on environmental governance issues in more than twenty countries. He is a director both of Cullinan and Associates, Inc., a specialist environmental and green-business law firm, and the governance consultancy EnAct International. .....

Cuthbert, Amanda

Amanda Cuthbert started her working life in the theatre before becoming a founder member of Sky Television, writing, presenting and producing programmes. Sixteen years ago she left the TV life behind to run a small farm in Devon; having been concerned about environmental issues since childhood, she put her ideas into practice – growing organic vegetables, leaving fields unsprayed and raising sheep, pigs and hens organically. .....

Cycon, Dean

Dean Cycon owns Deanís Beans, an all-organic, all-fair-trade, all-kosher coffee roaster in Orange, MA. He and his company lead the industry in commitment to true fair-trade principles. Projects funded through Deanís Beans include a revolving loan fund to dig wells in Ethiopia, a coffee roaster/cafÈ in Nicaragua owned and operated by a prosthetics clinic giving limbs and therapy to landmine victims, reforestation in Peru, and coffee de-pulping machines in Papua New Guinea. .....

Dadeby, Adam

Adam was previously employed in the NHS, then, in Berlin, in foreign language training and, back in the UK, in information technology. He is a  Certified Passivhaus Consultant and member of the AECB (the Sustainable Building Association) and holds a postgraduate diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). .....

Daffurn, Holly

Holly is a professional writer, and ran a successful massage therapy and complementary healthcare business specialising in pregnancy yoga, massage and active birth. She has written for The Green Parent, Natural Health, The Ecologist and DIVA. She runs workshops that offer young people the space, opportunity and support to get their voices heard and also works as a mentor with young people who have been identified as 'at risk. .....

Dann, Geoff

The only full-time fungi-foraging professional in England. Geoff Dann is an ex-software engineer, who rode the upsurge in interest in mushroom foraging in the UK to turn a long-term passion into a career. In addition to his popular mushroom walks, teaching people about edible and toxic fungi as they come across them in the wild, he also presents guest slots on television and writes articles. .....

Darley, Julian

Julian Darley is a British environmental researcher who writes about nonmarket and non-technology-based responses to global environmental degradation. He runs an Internet broadcasting station (GlobalPublicMedia.com), develops OpenSource web database sites for non-profit and civil society organizations, and is currently writing a book on how and why we need ëglobal relocalizationí of the economy, society and culture. .....

Davey, Brian

Brian Davey trained as an economist but, aside for a brief spell working in East Germany showing how to do community development work, has spent most of his life working in the community and voluntary sector in Nottingham – particularly in the health promotion, mental health and environmental fields. .....

Davidson, Joel

Joel Davidson has been a PV consultant yo governments, utility companies, businesses and homeowners. He is recognised as one of the founders of the commercial PV industry Fran Orner, a researcher at the UCLA Schoolof Medicine, has designed protype equipment for automated biochemical analyses. She and Joel live in Los Angeles in a PV-powered home and are co-owners of SOLutions in Solar Electricity

Dawson, Jonathan

Jonathan Dawson is Executive Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe, and a sustainability educator at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, where he lives.

Day, Christopher

Christopher Day has studied architecture and sculpture and has been committed to eco-architecture and an ecological lifestyle since the 1970s. He has received four design awards, including a Prince of Wales Award, for his work on eco-houses and Steiner schools. He pioneered a consensus design method, which has now been used in over 60 projects. .....

Denzer, Kiko

Kiko Denzer is a sculptor, author, and teacher. His latest book is Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art out of Earth.

Deppe, Carol

Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe specialises in developing public-domain crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years.  

Desai, Pooran

Pooran Desai is a co-founder and director of The BioRegional Development Group

Dickinson, Tracy

Tracy Dickinson is a graduate in Environmental Science and Planning from Oxford Brookes University, and a leader for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers on Natural Conservation Breaks. Her interest in flowers developed from the frustration of not being able to identify them quickly and easily from the reference books she used at university. .....

Docwra, Richard

Richard Docwra has been involved in the search for social and global change for several years, working with organisations such as Oxfam, CND and Schumacher UK. In 2005 he set up ChangeStar, a mixture of think tank, consultancy and service provider to the not-for-profit sector that uses practical wisdom to seek a more sustainable, just and intellectually coherent world. .....

Douthwaite, Richard

Richard Douthwaite is an economist and writer with a special interest in climate and energy issues and in local economic development. His best-known book, The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet explores the effects that the pursuit of growth has had on the environment and society. .....

Dowding, Charles

Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners’ WorldGardens llustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. .....

Doye, Lowanna

Lowanna Doye’s environmentalism began in her teens when she co-founded an eco club for students at her high school. A visual arts degree at Australia’s Newcastle University saw her major in photography and video. Post-university her dual passions were unified in her work for Undercurrents, an Oxford-based
environmental and social justice videozine. .....

Dregger, Leila

Leila Dregger is a journalist, former editor of the magazine The Female Voice and author of the women’s book Ich bin noch nicht in Frieden (‘I’m still not at peace’). Since 2008 she has worked with Sepp Holzer to publish his future-oriented ideas on reducing desertification and his new way of agriculture and gardening: Holzer Permaculture. .....

Duffy, Nikki

Nikki Duffy is a freelance food writer and author of The River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook. She was formerly deputy editor of the award-winning magazine Waitrose Food Illustrated and wrote a weekly food column for the Guardian. Nikki is a keen advocate of breastfeeding, baby-led weaning and a seasonal, wholefood diet for children, alongside a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle – but also believes strongly that trying to be perfect will probably send you mad and that parents should relax, trust their instincts and just do the best they can. .....

Duncanson, Archie

Archie Duncanson trained as a mechanical engineer, and after twenty years in industry moved into teaching, translating and writing. He self-published the first edition of Ecology Begins at Home in 1989, giving many talks on the subject over a number of years. Now living in Stockholm, he is an avid gardener who loves to be outdoors.

Easton, David

David Easton is the founder, along with Cynthia Wright, of Rammed Earth Works (REW Associates), a firm that over the past thirty years has designed and built more than 100 residential and commercial rammed earth structures around the world. They live in Napa, California.

Edwards, David

David Edwards is a political writer who specialises in the analysis of the corporate media. His other books include Free to be Human and Guardians of Power (with David Cromwell).

Elliott, David

David Elliott is Profesor of Technology Policy at the Open University and Director of the Open University Energy and Environment Research Unit.

Elpel, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Elpel started his building career from a tent in 1989.  21 years old and newly married, Tom and Renee Elpel bought land, moved into a tent, and started building their passive solar stone and log dream home, although they had little construction experience and even less money.  Elpel has continued to refine his ideas on low-cost, high-efficiency constructions ever since, designing and building, or participating in the construction of several additional stone, log and straw bale buildings. .....

Espinoza, Cholene

Captain Cholene Espinoza, currently a United Airlines pilot, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987. In 1992 she became the second woman selected to fly the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, and was awarded the Air Medal for combat missions over Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. She is a military correspondent for Talk Radio News Service and lives in New York City.

Estes, Richard D.

Richard D. Estes has led wildlife-viewing safaris in Africa for many years, and is one of the world's foremost experts on the social ecology of African mammals. Dr. Estes is an Associate Professor of Mammalogy at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and the chairman of the World Conservation Union's Antelope Specialists' Group.

Faillace, Linda

Linda Faillace is a writer, shepherdess, songwriter, and owner of a country store dedicated to supporting local farmers and locally grownfood.

Fallon, Gillian

Gillian Fallon studied French and Psychology at university before going to work as a cook, eventually opening a restaurant with a friend. She then re-trained in publishing and has worked as a writer, journalist and editor for 15 years, most recently in academic publishing. .....

Farnish, Keith

Keith Farnish is an environmental writer, philospher and activist. He founded The Earth Blog (www.theearthblog.org) in 2006, and writes The Unsuitablog (www.unsuitablog.com). He is also a guest author on The Sietch Blog. Keith lives in Essex with his wife and children.

Fatheuer, Thomas

Thomas Fatheuer is a social scientist and lived in Brazil from 1992 to 2010, most recently as head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s office in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to that he worked on forest conservation projects in the Amazon region for the German Development Service (DED) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). .....

First, Jack

Jack First is an experienced horticulturalist who has pioneered, developed and fully tested the methods covered in his book Hot Beds. .....

Fisher, Sue

Sue Fisher began her career in commercial horticulture, training at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and going on to spend ten years in the nursery and garden centre industry. For much of this period she was a buyer for the Frosts group of garden centres and landscapers, winner of many top industry awards, which gave her a superb in-depth knowledge of the world of garden plants. .....

Flores, Heather C

Heather C. Flores, a certified permaculture designer, holds a BA degree in ecology, education, and the arts from Goddard College, USA. She offers environmental landscape design and consultation services. Floresí next project is to use low-tech performance arts to bridge cultural and economic gaps in environmental education. .....

Fox, Richard

Richard Fox is a TV chef and beer expert personality, and active supporter of the WRAP- backed ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign. He is the author of The Food and Beer Cookbook, which was published in 2006 and was winner of The British Guild of Beer Writers awards for Food and Beer writing. .....

Fraser, Romy

Romy Fraser is the founder of Neal's Yard Remedies and has been involved in complementary medicine for over 25 years.

Fuhr, Lili

Lili Fuhr is a graduate geographer and, since 2008, heads the international Ecology
and Sustainable Development Department at the Heinrich Böll
Foundation with a special focus on international climate and resource
politics. She blogs regularly at www.klima-der-gerechtigkeit.de. .....

Gatter, Mark

Mark Gatter grew up in suburban London, but always wanted to live somewhere rural. He eventually got his wish when he swapped houses with a friedn from the Lake District, both agreeing to deal with the landlords later. After living there for five yers, and co-running a printing partnership, Mark went on a two week holiday to California, and ending upliving there for eighteen years after meeting his wife. .....

Geddes, Arthur

Arthur Geddes (1895–1968) lived in India from 1921 to 1924, assisting the rural reconstruction projects of Rabindranath Tagore at Sriniketan in West Bengal and the town-planning work of his father Patrick Geddes in other parts of India. The geography of Bengal was the subject of his doctoral thesis ‘Au Pays de Tagore’ (‘In the Land of Tagore’) submitted at the University of Montpellier, France. .....

Gershon, David

David Gershon is the author of ten books, including the best-selling Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It and Low Carbon Diet: A 30-Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds, winner of the "Most Likely to Save the Planet" Independent Publisher Book Award. He is founder and president of Empowerment Institute and codirects its school for social change. .....

Gillespie, Ed

Ed Gillespie is co-founder of Futerra, one of the world’s leading specialist sustainability communications agencies. In 2007–8 he circumnavigated the globe without flying. A former marine biologist, Ed is passionate about the sea and slow travel, and he loves a trans-oceanic crossing on a cargo ship. .....

Gipe, Paul

Paul Gipe has written extensively about renewable energy for both the popular and trade press. He has also lectured widely on wind energy and how to minimize its impact on the environment and the communities of which it is a part. For his efforts, the World Wind Energy Association presented Gipe with their World Wind Energy Award in 2008, the World Renewable Energy Congress honored him as a "pioneer" in 1998, and the American Wind Energy Association named him as the industry's "person of the year" in 1988.

Girardet, Edward

Edward Girardet is a journalist, writer, and producer who has reported widely from humanitarian and conflict zones in Africa, Asia and elsewhere since the late 70s. As a foreign correspondent based in Paris for The Christian Science Monitor, US News and World Report, and The Macneill/Lehrer NewsHour, he first began covering Afghanistan prior to the Soviet invasion in 1979. .....

Girardet, Herbert

Prof. Herbert Giradet is an author, consultant and filmmaker. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), a patron of the Soil Association, and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievements’. In 2003 he was ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, developing sustainability strategies for South Australia. .....

Goldsmith, Edward

Edward Goldsmith was a highly influential environmentalist, eco-philosopher and founder of The Ecologist magaizine.

Grober, Ulrich

Ulrich Grober is a publicist, broadcaster and journalist, whose work covers cultural history, future visions, sustainability and ecotourism. Born in West Germany, he studied Philosophy and German and English Literature at the Universities of Frankfurt and  Bochum. His writing on deep ecology and sustainability has appeared in Die Zeit and Greenpeace magazines, amongst others. .....

Gussow, Joan

Joan Gussow is a highly acclaimed nutrition educator who has demonstrated that year-round eating from 1,000 square feet in a suburban riverfront village is possible, life-sustaining, and delicious.  She is the author of This Organic Life and The Feeding Web, and is the former chair of Columbia University Teachers' College Nutrition Department. .....

Hall, Sally Jane

Sally J Hall was Consumer Editor of Pregnancy & Birth magazine for four years and has written for all the major baby magazines; she also ran a baby shop in Crouch End for some while, before returning to journalism. She is a regular contributor to The Independent, writing for its consumer section on baby and child care, green and environmental issues; she also writes for The Express, Daily Mail and New Consumer. .....

Hamilton, Dave

Dave grew up in the midlands market town of Northampton, a place hailed as the most demographically average town in the country. He travelled throughout his late teens and early twenties in both the UK and elsewhere in the world. When he wasn’t travelling he played in a series of bands reaching the dizzy heights of supporting Rolf Harris and one hit wonders, Doctor and the Medics. .....

Harding, Stephan

Dr. Stephan Harding holds a doctorate in ecology from the University of Oxford. He is the Co-ordinator of the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College, where he is also Resident Ecologist and a teacher on the short course programme. He lives in Dartington, Devon, where the college is based.

Harland, Gail

Gail Harland was born in Aldridge in 1963 and grew up in Sutton Coldfield. She gained a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Wales and currently works as a Community Dietitian in West Essex.  She started writing articles for the horticultural press in 1993. She was awarded The Royal Horticultural Society’s Diploma in Horticulture in 1999. .....

Hart, Robert

Robert Hart was the pioneer of Forest Gardening in the UK. His work inspired many others to pursue his vision of a more self-sufficient and vibrant community based on agroforestry techniques.

Harvey, Matt

Poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey performs up and down the country at festivals, cabarets, conferences and colleges. He is founder of Wondermentalist, the comedy-infused, musically-enhanced slightly interactive poetry cabaret with resident superhero. .....

Hemenway, Toby

Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, and an adjunct assistant professor at Portland State University. He wrote the foreword for Heather C. Flores' Food Not Lawns.

After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories including Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. .....

Henderson, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Henderson co-authored The Real Dirt. She farms in Newark, New York, and has been involved in CSA farming for more than 15 years. Robyn Van En (1949-1997) was the founder of Indian Line Farm, the first CSA in the United States, and author of the path-breaking handbook Basic Formula to Create Community Supported Agriculture.

Henderson, Hazel

Hazel Henderson is a renowned economist, syndicated columnist and consultant. She created and produces the US public television series Ethical Markets. A fellow of the World Business Academy, she serves on several boards and shared the Global Citizen Award with Nobel Laureate A. Perez Esquivel of Argentina. .....

Hill, Sandra

Sandra Hill is a Chinese medical practitioner and writer.

Hodgson, Jacqi

Jacqi Hodgson coordinates the Energy Descent Pathways project for Transition Town Totnes that has overseen the production of this EDAP. She is also a local Town Councillor and is very involved in local community activities and projects with a particular interest in planning and land-use. Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the growing Transition Network and author of the best-selling The Transition Handbook. .....

Holmgren, David

David Holmgren is the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of the permaculture concept. He lives with his partner and their son at Melliodora, a permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia. David’s website can be found at www.holmgren. .....

Hooker, Jeremy

Jeremy Hooker is well known as a poet and critic who has made a special contribution to the ‘poetry of place’. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, and his critical writings include Writers in a Landscape (University of Wales Press, 1996). He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Glamorgan. .....

Hopkins, Rob

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He has many years' experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and set up the first two-year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as coordinating  the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission. .....

Houbein, Lolo

Lolo Houbein was born in Holland and later moved to Australia. She is well known as n author of fiction and non-fiction, including gardening books. Food security - and the absence of it - has been a lifelong preoccupation for her.

Howard, Albert

Sir Albert Howard (8 December 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English botanist, an organic farming pioneer, and a principal figure in the early organic movement. He is considered by many in the English-speaking world as the father of modern organic agriculture. .....

Howarth, Lorna

Lorna Howarth, Satish Kumar and Sophie Poklewski Koziell are co-editors of Resurgence magazine.

Hren, Stephen & Rebekah

Stephen and Rebekah Hren live in Durham, North Carolina, where they are both actively involved with renewable energy, natural building, and edible urban gardening. Rebekah works with Honey Electric Solar, Inc. as a professional designer/installer of photovoltaic systems and domestic solar hot water systems. .....

Hutchins, Giles

Giles Hutchins is a management consultant with over 15 years of business and IT transformation experience, formerly with KPMG and Atos International. His passion is exploring ways of applying nature’s inspiration to sustainable business transformation. Drawing on a range of theories and practices (such as biomimicry, cradle-to-cradle and industrial ecology), he applies them to the challenges businesses face today, providing practical insight and guidance to help organisations redesign for resilience in these volatile times. .....

Jacke, David

Dave Jacke is the owner of Dynamics Ecological Design Associates and a long-time permaculture teacher and designer. He lives in Keene, New Hampshire. Eric Toensmeier is a plant researcher, agricultural educator, and permaculturist who lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Jackson, Ross

Ross Jackson was born in Canada, where he studied Engineering Physics as an undergraduate, which was followed by a Master’s degree in Industrial Management at Purdue University, USA, then a PhD in Operations Research – the science of problem-solving – at Case Western Reserve University, USA. .....

Jenkins, Joseph

Joseph Jenkins has received three national awards for his books and has been a finalist in seven other book award competitions.

Jensen, Derrick

Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome to the Machine, and Walking on Water. He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents. .....

Jones, Barbara

Barbara Jones, FRSA, is well known internationally as a pioneer of strawbale building and designer of innovative foundations (including using car tyres). She has been designing and building with natural materials for 20 years; including forming part of the Strawbale tour of the USA in 1999, organised by Judy Knox and Matts Myrhman, that brought European strawbale pioneers to the US. .....

Jopling, John

After practising as a barrister for thirty years, John Jopling has helped to establish numerous organisations seeking to contribute to a more just and healthy world. These include FIELD (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development), Feasta (the Dublin-based foundation for the economics of sustainability) and the Sustainable London Trust. .....

Kachadorian, James

James Kachadorian is a civil engineer with degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the founder of Green Mountain Homes, which has gained national recognition as the first provider of innovative, manufactured solar homes. He has built more than three hundred passive solar homes, including his own home in Woodstock, Vermont.

Katz, Sandor Ellix

Sandor Ellix Katz, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist, wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods in order to spread the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Live fermented foods are critically important to human health, and are central elements of many different culinary traditions.

Kempf, Herve

Since 1988 Hervé Kempf has specialized in environmental and ecological reporting. He created the environmental magazine Reporterre, and has written for scientific and economic newspapers. He is the Environmental Editor of the influential French newspaper Le Monde.

Khechara, Star

A holistic practitioner, Star Khechara teaches workshops on how to make your own 100% natural earth-friendly skincare potions, and offers skin-health consultations and a bespoke potion-making service for those who want individual formulations. Her business, Flowríd up, is an ethical practice which focuses on sustainability and protecting the environment, actively supporting fair-trade, organics, local-growers, reusing and recycling. .....

Kindstedt, Paul

Paul Kindstedt is a Professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont. He is the co-author of American Farmstead Cheese (2005) with the Vermont Cheese Council, and has received national professional recognition for both his research and teaching. .....

King, Angela

Angela King started work as a fashion designer and buyer in New York before becoming the Friends of the Earth first Wildlife Campaigner for England. She was then actively campaigning with Friends of the Earth and jointly initiated and ran the Friends of the Earth Otter Project and then went on to be consultant to Earth Resources Research and Nature Conservancy Council until Common Ground was founded in 1982/3. .....

King, Bruce

Bruce King is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996) and Design of Straw Bale Buildings; The State of the Art (2006). He is founder and director of the nonprofit Ecological Building Network and co-founder, with his wife Sarah Weller King, of Green Building Press. .....

Kohr, Leopold

Leopold Kohr was was the originator of the concept of 'the human scale', an idea later popularised by his friend E. F. Schumacher, notably in the best-selling book Small is Beautiful. Born near Salzburg in 1909, Kohr was an economist by profession, holding academic positions at many universities, including Professor of Economics and Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico; he also held visiting Professorships at Swansea, Cambridge, Mexico City and Salzburg. .....

Krafel, Paul

Paul Krafel and his family live in Cottonwood, California, where he is a founding teacher at Chrysalis, a chartered public school emphasizing nature study.

Krumdieck, Susan

Dr Susan Krumdieck is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Director of the Advanced Energy and Materials System Lab, National President of Engineers for Social Responsibility, a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand Energy Panel in 2005 and head of the transition engineering firm, EAST Research Consultants Ltd. .....

Kumar, Satish

Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues. He lives in England and is Editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, co-founder of Schumacher College and founder of the Schumacher Society UK. .....

Kumar Mitchell, Maya

Maya Kumar Mitchell writes, dances the tango and teaches English as a foreign language. She is a regular contributor to the Resurgence magazine, the longest running UK environmental magazine.

Lakoff, George

George Lakoff is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute. He is one of the worldís best-known linguists. Since the mid-1980s he has been applying cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially the framing of public political debate. .....

Lambert, Daphne

Daphne Lambert is an organic chef and nutritionist who has explored the relationship between the food we eat and our health for many years. She runs the Penrhos School of Food and Health. Tanyia Maxted-Frost is a writer on organic issues, and is also the author of The Organic Baby Book.

Lane, John

John Lane (1930 - 2012) was a painter, writer and educationalist. He was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding direct of the Beaford Arts centre and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society, Timeless Beauty in the Arts and Everyday Life and The Spirit of Silence: Making Space for Creativity. .....

Lane, Truda

After a Convent School education, Truda Lane studied at Ealing College of Art & the Slade (where she was awarded prizes for figure & landscape drawing and a scholarship for extended study). Before teaching Art at Bury Grammar & the North London Collegiate School, Truda worked at the College of Arms in London. .....

Laughton, Rebecca

Rebecca Laughton lived for four years at Tinker’s Bubble, an ecological community in Somerset where the residents manage 40 acres of land without the use of fossil fuels. Whilst researching her book, she travelled around France and the UK visiting other land-based projects and found that the subject of human energy use within ecological projects had not really been addressed. .....

Letcher, Jonathan

Jonathan Letcher has worked in the farm digester industry for many years, helping to implement the technology and campaigning for greater awareness and accessibility for farmers. He was also involved in the development of the first peat-free compost ranges.

Lloyd, Saci

Saci Lloyd is a children’s writer and teacher. She was born in Manchester and raised in Anglesey, Wales. After leaving university for a life of glamour, she has worked at various times as a very bad cartoonist, toured the USA in a straightedge band, run an interactive media team at an advertising agency, co-founded a film company and finally wound up as head of media at a sixth form college in east London. .....

Logsdon, Gene

Gene Logsdon farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America. He has published more than two dozen books; his Chelsea Green books include Small-Scale Grain Raising (2nd Edition), Living at Nature's Pace, The Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening, Good Spirits, and The Contrary Farmer. .....

Lovins, Amory

Amory Lovins, a consultant physicist, is among the world’s leading experts on energy and its links with resources, security, develop ment and environment. He is the author of 30 books and co-author of the sustainable business classic, Natural Capitalism. In 2009, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Foreign Policy named him one of the 100 top global thinkers. .....

Macartney, Tim

Tim 'Mac' Macartney is the founder and CEO of Embercombe, a social enterprise which seeks 'to inspire committed action for a truly sustainable world' (www.embercombe.co.uk). He is an inspirational speaker, giving talks to business leaders and others. He lives in Devon.

Madron, Roy

Roy Madron spent fifteen years as a TV reporter and producer. In 1980, as a research fellow of Manchester Business School, he conducted a long-term study into the use of participation strategies for improving the performance of social or business systems. He has since built on that research in his own practice as a consultant in systems improvement and participatory planning. .....

Mansfield, Niall

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Margulis, Lynn

Lynn Margulis, renowned biologist and proponent of the Gaia Theory, is author, editor or co-author of chapters in more than 40 books. She has published or been profiled in many journals, among them: Natural History, Science, Nature, Scientific American, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. .....

Margullis, Lynn

Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and received the Presidential Medal of Science in 1999. Margulis lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. .....

Marley, Greg

Greg Marley has a passion for mushrooms that dates back to 1971, the year he left his native New Mexico and spent the summer in the verdant woods of central New York.  Snce then, he has become an avid student and teacher of mycology, as well as a mushroom identification consultant to the Northern New England Poison Control Centre. .....

Matesz, Ken

Ken Matesz first learned about masonry heaters in the early 1980s, built his first one in the early 1990s, and opened the Masonry Heater Store after the turn of the new century.  Matesz's first solo heater project in 1994, a Finnish-style heater in his own home, gave his family heating energy independence. .....

Matson, Tim

Tim Matson, a writer and aquaculture consultant, has been advising, designing, restoring, and building ponds and wetlands for more than twenty-five years. He is also the author of Earth Ponds, Earth Ponds Sourcebook, and Earth Ponds A to Z. He lives in Strafford, Vermont.

Max-Neef, Manfred

Manfred Max-Neef is a Chilean-German economist in the field of international development. His key works are From the Outside Looking in: Experiences in ‘Barefoot Economics’ and Human Scale Development, the latter declared by the University of Cambridge as one of the 50 most important books on sustainability. .....

McIntosh, Alastair

Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, scholar, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow University, he holds PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster. .....

McKee, Andy

Andy McKee grew up in Belfast, and first grew vegetables with his father at the age of five. After an early career in pharmacy, he pursued his interest in gardening and vegetable growing, and has grown in situations ranging from a seventeenth storey window box to guerrilla gardening in the middle of a Christmas tree plantation. .....

McMullan, Rory

The Author: Rory McMullan has had many cycling adventures in the Far East, and worked in marketing for the cycle industry for many years. He is currently Marketing Manager for the Association for Commuter Transport. He commutes to work on his bike from his home in Wandsworth, London.

Melaver, Martin

Martin Melaver has been CEO of Melaver, Inc., since 1992. Never content with the well-trod path, he has a PhD in literature from Harvard University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is actively involved with numerous community organizations in and around Savannah, Georgia. .....

Mew, Victoria

Victoria Mew has followed her love of nature and curiosity in indigenous cultures since she was 12 years old  She trained with Wilderness Awareness School, WA, USA, before gaining a BscHons in Human Sciences at UCL.  She has since founded ‘Cultivating Curiosity’, an organization that works with people of all ages outdoors facilitating deep nature connection. .....

Meyer, Aubrey

Aubrey Meyer was born in Bradford and grew up in South Africa. He first studied music, which lead to a very successful orchestral career, including playing Viola in the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1980s. It was while searching for a subject for a musical that he was inspired to join the UK Green Party and then to co-found the Global Commons Institute (GCI) in London. .....

Micklem, H. S.

Dr H. Spedding Micklem is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Dr Micklem lives in Edinburgh.

Middleton, Tim

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Moat, John

John Moat has written the Didymus column in Resurgence for almost thirty years. He is author of some twenty books (novels, short stories, poetry); is co-founder of the Arvon Foundation, the Yarner Trust and TANDEM, a teachersí and artistsí collaboration.

Monbiot, George

George Monbiot is the author of The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain. His other books include Poisoned Arrows and Amazon Watershed. He is a columnist for The Guardian and Visiting Professor of Planning at Oxford Brookes University. .....

Montgomery, Sy

ìPart Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,î as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the worldís most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. .....

Morgan, Sally

Sally Morgan is an avid gardener, smallholder and writer. She taught biology for a few years before turning to photography and writing - writing over 200 non-fiction titles for children. Currently, she is editor of Organic Farming Magazine and blogs on her website. A smallholder for more than 20 years, she now owns a small organic farm in Somerset, where she has set up a demonstration homestead and farm school which runs courses. .....

Muir, Bish

From a young age Bish Muir helped her mother in the kitchen, and learned how to use up all the food in the cupboard, make the most of what ingredients were there and not throw anything away. In The Use-It-All Cookbook she has called on both her own recipes and those which have been in her family for years. .....

Myers, Adrian

Adrian Myers practised organic farming for twenty years, running a mixed organic smallholding in the Shropshire borders. Today he runs an extensive organic garden and orchard at his farm near Shrewsbury. He has spent many years researching the subject of organic and sustainable farming

Nearing, Helen

Helen Nearing left city life with her husband, Scott, nearly sixty years ago to move first to Vermont and then to their farm in Harborside, Maine. The Nearings' food and living philosophies have provided the guidelines for many who seek a simpler way of life.

Newbery, Georgie

Georgie Newbery is an artisan flower farmer and florist, supplying cut flowers direct to customers from her smallholding in Somerset. Georgie set up and runs her own business and is a leading authority on growing cut flowers. She also runs courses on growing and arranging cut flowers, and on marketing via social media for fellow growers. .....

Newton, Anna

Anna Newton studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales, and has run a successful herbal medicine practice in Cheltenham for the past six years. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.

Nex, Sally

Sally Nex has been feeding her family with home-grown fruit, vegetables and preserves for the last 20 years or so, as well as eggs from a motley gaggle of hens and more recently, lamb from her small flock of rare-breed sheep.

It all started with a few beans in a concrete handkerchief of city garden in London, but an allotment, job change, house move and several rented fields later, it's probably true to say the 'hobby' is well out of hand. .....

North, Peter

Dr Peter North teaches Geography at Liverpool University. He first heard about alternative currencies while doing a Masters in Peace Studies in 1992, and has been exploring local money worldwide since then. He is one of the founder members of Transition South Liverpool.

 

Onstad, Dianne

Dianne Onstad is actively involved in nutrition education and the promotion of organic whole foods, with a special interest in living and raw foods.

Pahl, Greg

Greg Pahl has been involved with renewable energy issues for more than 25 years. He is a founding member of the Vermont Biofuels Association. He is also the author of Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options (Chelsea Green, 2003), The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis (Chelsea Green, 2007), and has written about wind power, solar energy, electric cars, sustainable forestry management, and biodiesel home heating. .....

Phillips, Anne

Anne Phillips, Director of Schumacher College from 1993 to 2006, was project manager of the group that planned the College. Her interest in how people learn developed while she was at university, and since then she has been involved in educational design with educators and trainers. She worked as a teacher in Uganda with VSO, taught at Dartington Hall School, and was involved over twenty-five years in academic and vocational curriculum development with The Dartington Hall Trust.

Phillips, Clare

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Phillips, Michael

Michael Phillips is a farmer, writer, researcher, consultant, and speaker who lives with his wife Nancy and daughter Grace on Heartsong Farm in Northumberland, New Hampshire, where they grow apples and a variety of medicinal herbs. Michael and Nancy are also the co-authors of The Herbalistís Way.

Picton, Lionel

Lionel Picton was a 20th century Cheshire doctor who campaigned throughout his life for the role of proper diet in health to be recognised. Specifically, he believed in the health benefits of crops grown in healthy, nutrient rich soils, which we would today recognise as organic growing.

Pike, Ben

Ben’s love of gardening comes from very early childhood memories of walking past a garden laden with fruit trees and rows of vegetables on his way to school. By the age of 28 he was working as a landscape gardener, followed by a spell as a jobbing gardener, and it was during this period that his love affair with fruit trees began. .....

Pinkerton, Tamzin

Tamzin Pinkerton has an academic background in Social Anthropology and Human Rights. Tamzin has been involved in various Transition Town Totnes projects, including coordinating the schools project Transition Tales, working with a local secondary school, and helping organise Transition Town Totnes. She now lives in Weybridge, Surrey with her daughter. .....

Plowright, Terena

Terena Plowright runs the Sustainability Centre at East Meon in Hampshire. She has a degree in politics, has worked for the BBC on documentaries about rural life and environment, and has also been a shepherd. She lives in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Pollard, Dave

Dave Pollard spent twenty-seven years with Ernst & Young LLP as practice leader and advisor to entrepreneurs and then as chief knowledge officer and member of the firmís Strategy and Innovation Group. He recently became vice president of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (the counterpart of the US AICPA), with responsibility for research and professional guidance on sustainability, entrepreneurship, and governance. .....

Ponsonby, Julia

Julia Ponsonby has been Head of Food at Schumacher College for many years. The college was founded to work towards a new world-view of sustainable living in harmony with the natural environment and the whole human race. Julia's culinary style developed to fit those founding principles; local, sustainably sourced ingredients prepared using cooking methods from around the world. .....

Pontin, John

John Pontin has a keen interest in sustainability, sitting on the boards of Sustainability West, Business West and the RSA's Advisory Council. He is a board member of the Natural Step (part of Forum for the Future). His company JT Design Build has developed a national profile for its stance on green issues in construction. .....

Prentice, Jessica

Jessica Prentice is a professional chef, food activist, speaker, and founder of Wise Food Ways. She is also a cofounder of Locavores and the Eat Local Challenge (www.locavores.com). She teaches classes in the San Francisco Bay Area that empower students to cook nourishing meals based on locally grown, ethically sound ingredients. .....

Quinn, Samantha

Samantha Quinn is a fully trained holistic therapist and award-winning reflexologist who has specialized in natural pregnancy and baby care since 2004. She is the founder of an award-winning natural skincare company that offers a range of specially formulated organic products designed to comfort and settle babies, along with advice on baby massage, health care tips and more. .....

Racusin, Jacob Deva

Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton co-own New Frameworks Natural Building LLC, a company offering services in green remodelling, new construction, consultation and education featuring natural building technologies. They are instructors at educational organisations including Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and are involved with the Natural Building Certificate Program, which Jacob helped develop. .....

Raine, Kathleen

Kathleen Raine was an eminent poet and scholar of the works of William Blake and W.B. Yeats.

Randers, Jorgen

Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate issues and scenario analysis.  He was previously president of BI and deputy directory general of WWF International in Switzerland.  He lectures internationally on sustainable development and especially climate, and is a non-executive member of several corporate boards. .....

Ray, Janisse

Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is a seed-saver, seed-exchanger and seed-banker, and has gardened for 25 years. She is the author of several books, including Pinhook and Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. She attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters. .....

Reeds, Jon

Jon Reeds is an environmental journalist who has worked alongside planners and transport planners for nearly 40 years and has observed their responses to the demands of modern environmentalism. In 2006 he helped found Smart Growth UK, a national coalition engaged in bringing a strong sustainable development ethos into the way we plan spatial development, transport and communities. .....

Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff was a world-renowned Colombian anthropologist who devoted the last years of his life to studying the Indian tribes of the North-West Amazon.

Reynolds, Mary

Mary Reynolds is an Irish garden and landscape designer known for her wild garden at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in London (2003 - 2008). She is the youngest ever woman to win a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show and her life has been the inspiration for the film Dare to be Wild.

Richardson, Anna

Anna Richardson is teacher of foraging workshops, and works with children of all ages. Over the last 20 years, Anna’s interest in plants and traditional skills has developed through training, teaching and practising bush craft. Passionate about new and indigenous ways to educate, Anna co-creates local community projects that enable people to share and learn together to reconnect with nature. .....

Riddlestone, Sue

Sue Riddleston is a co-founder and director of The BioRegional Development Group.

Risgaard, Hanne

Hanne Risgaard, her husband Jørgen Bonde, and her daughter, Marie-Louise, who is the translator of this book, run Skærtoft Mølle. Hanne Risgaard and Jørgen took over a previous farming operation in 1983 and converted to entirely organic in 1991. In 2004 they decided to turn their empty buildings into a mill and start producing their own organic, stone-ground flour. .....

Robb, Marina

Marina is founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC, a leading outdoor learning organisation. A qualified teacher who has specialised in environmental education, Marina’s approach brings together best practice from environmental education, Forest School, eco-psychology, and indigenous wisdom. .....

Robertson, James

James Robertson grew up in Scotland and Yorkshire, and then studied classics, history and philosophy at Oxford. In the 1950s he worked in the Colonial Office, as the remaining British colonies came towards independence. Development plans for Mauritius and Seychelles introduced him to the UK Treasury and public policy-making on money. .....

Robinson, Les

 

Les Robinson was a social marketer who wondered why his campaigns sometimes fizzled and decided to find out why. In his early years he lent communication finesse to citizen campaigns against sand mining, freeways, landfills and Sydney’s only waste incinerator (now closed), which sparked his interest in social change. .....

Robinson, Trevor

Trevor Robinson was born in Huddersfield in 1930, and worked as a shepherd and farmhand in the Yorkshire Dales and Herefordshire from the age of eight. He lives with his wife in Worcestershire.

Roderick, Ian

Ian Roderick is the Director of the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, a new think-and-do tank created by the Schumacher Society. He is also president of the UK Systems Society and a leading light in the Go Zero project in Somerset.

Roszak, Theodore

Theodore Roszak is Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Making of a Counter Culture, Where the Wasteland Ends and The Voice of the Earth. He has twice been nominated for the US?National Book Award.

Rowell, Alexis

In previous high-carbon lives Alexis Rowell was a journalist and a businessman. His environmental concerns led him into local politics in the London Borough of Camden in 2006, and in 2010 he won a national Sustainability Councillor of the Year award. He now runs an environmental consultancy called cuttingthecarbon and works part-time for the 10:10 Campaign. .....

Ruppenthal, R.J.

A licensed attorney and college professor, R. J. Ruppenthal has never given up on his gardening passion, even when his day jobs led him to a more urban life. He currently teaches at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, and lives and gardens in the San Francisco Bay area.

Ruppert, Michael C.

Michael C. Ruppert is a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator turned investigative journalist. He is the author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, (New Society, 2004) and the founder of the online newsletter, From the Wilderness. .....

Sagan, Dorian

Writer, editor, and sleight-of-hand artist Dorion Saganís articles have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Natural History, The Sciences, Pabular, Cabinet, and other magazines. His books include What is Life, Origins of Sex, and Into the Cool.

Samuels, Bernard

Bernard Samuels was the first full-time Director of Plymouth Arts Centre, where he ‘discovered’ Beryl Cook. He inherited 900 paintings and over 300 notebooks from Ben Hartley, since when he has organised many editions of Ben’s work and published a monograph, Ben Hartley.

Sarsby, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Sarsby is a photographer, who began her career as a social anthropologist and oral historian. She lectured at the University of Kent for nine years, and researched such subjects as romantic love in Western Society, the lives of Staffordshire pottery-workers and women on Devon farms. She was a consultant to the Channel 4 series about the history of the countryside, ‘Green and Pleasant Land’, loves to photograph in black and white, and also contributes colour features on rural life to magazines like Gardens Illustrated, Country Living and NFU Countryside.

Schafer, Peg

Peg Schafer is recognised as one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of the cultivation of Asian herbs.  After over 15 years of commercial herb cultivation and research at the Chinese Medicinal herb Farm in Ptealuma, California, Schafer has distilled her findings into this guide for growers and practitioners of Chinese medicine. .....

Schapiro, Mark

Mark Schapiro is editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. He has written extensively on foreign affairs and his work has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and other publications, and he has reported stories for Frontline, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radio's Marketplace. .....

Schoene, Irene

Irene Schoene studied Politics and Economics in Hamburg and Kassel, qualifying with a Masters and a PhD in Social Economics. At the Freiburg Institute for Applied Ecology, she worked on developing a wider modern economic approach, published in two books in german. .....

Schroder, Lisa

Lisa Morey Schroder has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management as well as a diploma in Architectural Design. She worked alongside Ogletree for five years before founding Adobe Building Systems, LLC. She has been involved in the design and planning stages of dozens of adobe homes and has years of hands-on experience in all aspects of adobe construction. .....

Schumacher, Diana

Diana Schumacher OBE worked for the British Council and the University of Chicago School of Business Studies, and is now co-director of Work Structuring Ltd. She has been co-founder of the Schumacher Society, the Gandhi Foundation UK, the New Economics Foundation (nef) and the Environmental Law Foundation, and has served as a trustee of many other environmental organisations. .....

Scott, Nicky

Nicky Scott is the coordinator of the Devon Community Composting Network; he helps set up community composting groups and advises schools and businesses on composting kitchen waste. He was involved in the development of the ‘Scotty’s Hot Box’ and the ‘Ridan’ composter, both now widely used for composting food waste. .....

Semlyen, Anna

Anna Semlyen is a Traffic Reduction Consultant. She rides a folding bicycle with basket or trailer, lift shares, takes taxis and sometimes hires a car. She is a Councillor in York.

Seton, Nic

Nic Seton is a child of the eighties. Born in Australia, he grew up with mobile phones, the Internet and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. His interest in local environmental events led to a degree in environmental studies, and student life led to activism. As part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition he
travelled, by train and bus, to the 2008 UN Climate Change Conference in Poznań, Poland. .....

Sherman, Jackie

Jackie Sherman has spent most of her career in the field of education, from working as a university careers advisor to teaching IT to adults and running training courses. Over the past nine years she has written 20 books, mainly on computing, as well as various distance learning courses.

Jackie also enjoys writing general non-fiction and has a number of magazine articles published. .....

Slade, Naomi

Naomi is an established horticultural journalist, who writes for the Telegraph, Kitchen Garden Magazine, Berks & Bucks life and many others. She also gives talks on gardening and is a regular radio guest, including BBC Radio 4.

With a degree in Biology and a lifelong interest in gardening, botany and the environment Naomi has, in recent years, taken over the restoration and management of the orchards at her childhood home in Wales. .....

Sloman, Lynn

Lynn Sloman was Assistant Director of the environmental pressure group Transport 2000 for ten years until 2002. She now runs a sustainable transport consultancy, Transport for Quality of Life, helping the government, local councils and voluntary groups find ways to cut traffic. She is an advisor on the Board of Transport for London, a Visiting Fellow at University of Westminster Transport Studies Group, and a member of the National Cycling Strategy Board. .....

Slow Food Editore,

Slow Food Editore was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.  It now has more than 80,000 members in 120 countries around the world. .....

Smith, Gar

Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal, a Project Censored award-winning investigative journalist, and co-founder of Environmentalists Against War. He has covered revolutions in Central America and has engaged in environmental campaigns on three continents. He lives a low-impact, solar-assisted lifestyle in Berkeley, California. .....

Smith, Jeffrey M.

Jeffrey M. Smith has worked in the field of genetically modified (GM) foods for nearly a decade. In 1998 he ran for US Congress to raise public awareness of their health and environmental impacts. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Smith, Philip B.

Philip Bartlett Smith was a American-Dutch experimental physicist. He taught for eight years in Brazil as a McCarthy-era exile, and later joined the University of Groningen as a Professor of Physics, where he remained until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Board of Pugwash Netherlands until 2003. .....

Sparrow, Alex

Alex Sparrow works for one of only a handful of companies working with hempcrete in the UK and the only one to work with self-builders. Alex works on the strategic development of the company but still regularly take the opportunity to get his hands dirty on the building sites. Beyond the day-job, he is also a freelance writer on natural building. .....

Squire, David

David Squire has a lifetime’s experience with plants. He studied botany and gardening at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden as Wisley, Surrey, where he gained the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He also was awarded an N.K. Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens of native British plants. .....

Stanley, Tomm

Tomm Stanley is an American who has been living in New Zealand since 1995. On his rural New Zealand property Tomm has created an environmentally friendly, off-the-grid lifestyle that provides a balance to his professional life as an international management consultant. His web-based business,

Stanwix, William

William Stanwix is a qualified building surveyor and founder of a growing UK company which specialises in new build and restoration with hempcrete and other natural building materials. Along with ongoing construction projects, Will provides consultancy, technical design and training for people interested in building with hempcrete and other natural building materials. .....

Stein, Matthew I.

Matthew Stein holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is an engineer, author and building contractor. He has also worked as a schoolteacher, carpenter, and rock climbing and ski instructor. As the owner of Aloha Aina Builders, Stein built hurricane resistant, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly homes. .....

Steinfeld, Carol

Carol Steinfeld is a writer, researcher and resource-recycling specialist writing about ecological resource management solutions. She is co-author of The Composting Toilet System Book and Reusing the Resource: Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling.

Sterling, Stephen

Stephen Sterling is an independent consultant working in the academic and NGO fields in the UK and internationally. He was involved in developing the MSc in Environmental and Development Education at South Bank University, London, where he is an academic tutor. He has an extensive publications record, including Good Earth-Keeping: Education, Training and Awareness for a Sustainable Future (UNEP UK 1992), Education for Sustainability (Earthscan 1996), and Education for Sustainable Development in the Schools Sector (Sustainable Development Education Panel 1988). .....

Stewart, John

John Stewart has been an environmental campaigner for over thirty years, specialising
in transport and noise. In 2008 he was voted by the Independent on Sunday newspaper as the UK’s ‘most
effective environmentalist’. He is the author of Why Noise Matters, published in 2011 by Earthscan. .....

Stibbe, Arran

Arran Stibbe has an academic background in both humanities and human ecology, and combines the two in his teaching and research into Education for Sustainability. He has published widely in the area of ecolinguistics and is currently a senior lecturer and University Teaching Fellow in the Department of Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire. .....

Stoknes, Per Espen

Per Espen Stoknes is an organisational psychologist, senior lecturer at BI Norwegian School of Management and a partner in the Digital Thinking Network, an international think-tank for future scenario planning. He has worked both as a clinical therapist and an advisor to major national and international organisations.

Stoner, Tom

Tom Stoner is a cofounder of the TKF Foundation. He has served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and as cofounder of the Conflict Resolution Clinic associated with George Mason University. He also cofounded American Radio Systems. Tom lives in Annapolis, Maryland and Stowe, Vermont.

Stott, Robin

Robin Stott is a medical doctor who has studied in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has been a consultant at Lewisham Hospital since 1975 and was Medical Director of the hospital from 1985 to 1997. He was chairman of the UK Medical Peace and Environment Group (Medact) and speaker of the Council of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. .....

Strong, Steven J.

Steven J. Strong is president of Solar Design Associates, Inc. of Harvard, Massachusetts. He has designed more than 100 photovoltaic systems including the world's first solar electric neighborhood of 30 PV-powered hoes in the Town of Gardner, Massachusetts.

Tagore, Rabindranath

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, is recognised as one of Bengal’s greatest poets and writers. Although his poetry is well known in the west through translations of works such as ‘Gitanjali’ , ‘Crescent Moon’ and ‘The Gardener’, his songs are less familiar to people outside India. .....

Tasch, Woody

Woody Tasch is president of the recently formed NGO Slow Money and Chairman Emeritus of Investors' Circle, a non-profit network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices that since 1992, has facilitated the flow of $130million to 200 early-stage companies and venture funds dedicated to sustainability. .....

Taylor, John S.

John S. Taylor is an architectural designer living in Wilmot Flat, New Hampshire.
His work incorporates passive solar ideas and many other practical concepts illustrated in this book. He is also the founder and director of Childrenís Design Project, a design-related interdisciplinary educational program for K-12 students and teachers.

Thistlethwaite, Rebecca

Rebecca Thistlethwaite runs a small farm and food business consulting firm called Sustain Consulting and is starting a small homestead (smallholding) inOregon with her husband and daughter. She has raised organic pastured livestock and poultry and she is on the board of the Sustainable Food Trade Association in the US, as well as the Columbia Gorge Earth Center and writes for blogs such as "Cooking Up a Story" and her own blog "Honest Meat". .....

Thompson, Ken

Dr Ken Thompson recently retired as Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of several books, including The Book of Weeds, An Ear to the Ground: Understanding your garden and No Nettles Required: The reassuring truth about wildlife gardening, and co-author of The Ecology of Seeds. .....

Toensmeier, Eric

Eric Toensmeier calls himself a ìsocially engaged plant geekî. He has spent much of his adult life exploring edible and otherwise useful plants and how they can be used in designed ecosystems. He is the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.

Tozer, Frank

Frank Tozer has been using and growing wild plants for more than 35 years.  Born and raised in Britain, he has lived and travelled extensively in the United States for the past 25 years.  his international background gives him a very comprehensive persepctive on the diverse uses ofthe plants of two continents. .....

Tricker, Greg

Stone carver and painter Greg Tricker was born in London in 1951. He has produced various themed exhibitions, notably ëPaintings for Anne Frank, ëThe Catacombsí and ëLady Lyreí. He lives with his family in Nailsworth in Gloucestershire and teaches stone carving at Ruskin Mill Education Centre

Tudge, Colin

Colin Tudge is a biologist, science writer and author. He has been on the staff of Farmers’ WeeklyNew Scientist, and BBC Radio 3. He has a passion for food and agriculture. He is closely involved in The Campaign for Real Farming and the Funding Enlightened Agriculture network which support SMEs in the sustainable food and farming sector. .....

Unmuessig, Barbara

Barbara Unmüßig is a political scientist and, since 2002, Co-President of the Heinrich
Böll Foundation. She has acted since 2009 as deputy member of the
Board of Trustees of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR).
Her work focuses on issues such as the social aspects of globalisation,
human and women’s rights and international climate, resource and
agricultural policy. .....

Van der Ryn, Sim

Sim Van der Ryn has been a teacher, writer, researcher, and practitioner of design for forty years. A leading authority on ecologically sustainable architecture and design, he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1961. As California's State Architect in the 1970s, he initiated landmark programs in energy-efficient building and environmentally appropriate technologies.

Verner, Yvette

Yvette Verner and her husband have loved and cared for half an acre of meadow in East Sussex for over ten years. She is donating half of the royalties from this book to Plantlife International, the UKís leading charity dedicated to the conservation of wild plants in their natural habitats.

Warren, Piers

Piers Warren grows all manner of fruit and vegetables in his garden and greenhouse. As well as being an author of several books and many magazine articles, he also teaches wildlife film-making. He is very experienced in running a smallholding and is keen to promote organic principles, sustainability and green thinking. .....

Watson, Chris

Watson is architect, specialising in user friendliness of buildings. He usually assists large organisations with large property portfolios or special buildings to ensure that they functionality supports organisations’ objectives.

He co-edited, Enhancing Building Performance, 2012 and has published various conference papers and journal articles on evaluation of buildings/architecture

Weisman, Alan

Author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller The World Without Us, Alan Weisman is an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harperís, the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Discover, and Orion, among others, and on National Public Radio. .....

Weismann, Adam

Adam Weismann & Katy Bryce work with lime and clay on a daily basis through their company, Clayworks. They learnt these skills through restoring ancient vernacular buildings in Cornwall, and then began to apply the traditional techniques and materials to contemporary ‘eco’ builds. .....

Weymouth, Adam

Adam Weymouth is a writer and sometimes walker. His work has appeared in various publications, including the Guardian, the New Internationalist and the Ecologist, and he has worked for a number of environmental organisations. He lives between Devon and Brittany, and he is currently writing a novel. .....

Wolf, Naomi

Naomi Wolf was born in San Francisco in 1962. She was an undergraduate at Yale University and did her graduate work at New College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Her essays have appeared in various publications including: The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Ms., Esquire, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. .....

Wong, James

James Wong is an ethnobotanist, television presenter and garden designer.

Wood, Barbara

Barbara Wood, Schumacher’s eldest daughter, is a writer with a background in economics, history and theology. She has worked for the Intermediate Technology Development Group (founded by her father) and the Voluntary Services Overseas Assocation.

Woolcombe, David

David Woolcombe is the founder and President of Peace Child International – a global charity running innovative employability and entrepreneurship programmes to improve jobs and livelihoods for thousands of young people around the world. Peace Child empowered and enabled young people around the world to produce children’s editions of key UN documents. .....

Wright, Christopher

In The Sufficient Community, Chris Wright suggests that an unholy alliance comprising the money economy, the institutionalisation of social behaviour and the impact of the scientific mind map have combined to produce a society that denies individuality. To continue along this track is clearly folly:?we must recognise the threat that we face, and review what is important in life. .....

Youngman, Angela

Angela is a freelance journalist, author and writer; working for a wide range of publications and websites on topics ranging from gardening to food to travel and tourism. She is a member of the Garden Media Guild and East Anglian Writers