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 Jane Howson, Jo Homan, Richard Vials, Chris Speirs, Vanessa Morris, Sarah Bush, 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 have come to network with others, specifically to learn about the science behind forest gardening, and share an interest in permaculture. Many come to improve mental and physical health though exercise and diet, strengthen our links to community. Others come with a focus on climate change 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.