Naomi van der Velden


Naomi is plant ecologist with a passion for growing her own food.  She lectures in Ecology and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria.  She also works for the Permaculture Association (Britain) on the Next Big Step – a global consultation asking ‘where next?’ in Permaculture.  Since her PhD in Forest Ecology in 2004, her research has taken her up mountains and through tropical forests.  Most recently she has found great satisfaction closer to home understanding her local food-producing plant communities.

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