Tristan has always had an affinity with the natural world, and volunteered for a variety of different ecology based charitable organisations. Tristan's background is primarily in historic building conservation, with a BA (Hons) in History, Heritage and Archaeology, and an MSc in the Conservation of Historic Buildings, he has worked for the likes of English Heritage in public sector and leading architectural conservation organisations in the private sector. Whilst at University studying for his undergraduate, he ended up spending more time studiously researching Permaculture than he did anything else, and went on to write his MSc thesis on the anthropological effects of climate change on our historic coastal architecture. Tristan is now hoping to grow the Food Forest Project into a community based, grassroots organisation, to help educate about the benefits permaculture can bring to all our lives.
Co-Founder / Agricultural Director
Tobias started his professional career out in gardening, and grounds care, and has always had a deep and intimate understanding of food production and agricultural practice. After achieving his Horticultural Diploma, Tobi began to specialise in sustainable forms of agriculture, and worked with the Chartered Institute of Horticulture on projects that lead him to help Founder the Food Forest Project. His hope is that TFFP will help people to understand more about food production, and the need to work with instead of against the planet in producing healthy food.
Faye is a woman of various different vocations. Having studied a BA (Hons) in History, Heritage and Archaeology, she has always been fascinated with the natural world and conserving what we have for future generations to come. Faye completed her PGCE Primary 4-11 years, and went on to work for The Natural Trust as an education officer. This experience enhanced her conviction to protect and preserve our natural landscape.
At present Faye now works in Marketing for a small creative company where she has learnt many great skills, photography being her favored tool.
Faye is hoping that the FFP will allow communities to come together and work at a grassroots level to connect with where there food comes from and begin to protect our beautiful planet.
Alex is a historic building conservator by trade, with equal passion for all things nature. As well as running his small and successful historic building conservation firm, he now hopes to diversify and give his time and energy toward the FFP to succour the nature conservation cause. Alex has strong commercial acumen, and brings a sense of focus to the FFP. He hopes that this grass roots organisation will one day affect change in no small way to help us as a society achieve a more healthy and well rounded lifestyle.
Fern is an experienced events manager, having created and led on many festivals and weddings. She is part of the management team for a social enterprise in Glastonbury, Somerset, and is a keen advocate for sustainable living, agricultural reform and community cohesion. Fern has joined the Food Forest Project to create inspiring events that will help showcase the positive effects of food forests and permaculture on local communities, and society in general. We hope to be hosting film nights, talks and conferences, festivals and fayres very soon, so keep an eye out on our website for an event near you!
Sue has been a wonderful volunteer donating her time to promoting the Food Forest Project. Whether that is by handing out leaflets, making cakes for our stalls or just lending us a hand, we truly appreciate Sue’s efforts, as do we with all of our wonderful volunteers.
Vikki is a freelance writer based in the South West. After studying an MA in Creative Writing, she began her career as a content editor at a sustainability consultancy in Oxford, and subsequently worked on a freelance basis, writing predominantly about sustainable business and ethical living. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Time Out London and Virgin Unite among others, covering anything from jargon-busting climate change to profiling businesses leading the charge towards a low-carbon economy.
Vikki has been a great support by helping us write some of our earlier blog posts as well as helping launch the Food Forest Project back in June 18.