Jade is the Programme Manager for Ready Healthy Eat. She has previously worked on sustainable food projects for some years at a grass roots, national and international level. She was employed by the Soil Association for 14 years, in the Local Food Department. She is interested in community development, community innovation, environmental practice and addressing food poverty.
She has worked on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), set up a food hub and community orchards and is owner/director of an organic brewery and canteen. She has a smallholding in Stroud and keeps bees. Jade has also worked for several years with homeless people, people with mental health problems and as a teacher. She loves to be outdoors cycling or walking, to play Bach in a Baroque group, to sing in choirs and to chat to the neighbours.
Key areas of work: Ready Healthy Eat programme manager, food poverty