I grew up in a farming community in NE Scotland then became an ecologist in the UK university system. Now returning to agriculture as a researcher in agroforestry with the Organic Research Centre (ORC). The climate and biodiversity crises were a big draw back to agriculture for me. If we can’t tackle mainstreams agriculture’s negative impact on the natural environment, then there is no chance of tackling these big environmental issues. Just like the ORC, I’m not exclusive in who I will work with or advise. It doesn’t have to be organic. If a farmer currently farming in an unsustainable way wants to improve, then I am happy to help.