Welcome to my blog. I write about food, farming, the circular economy, communities, and anything in between. If you want to read about beards, superglue protests and being trapped in disco balls on acid, you’ve also come to the right place.
My upbringing was a happy one in a home where the written word and good journalism ruled, so it was near inevitable that I would want to join the gang. Dad, ever the sage journalist, drilled it into me that it’s not what you know, it’s knowing how to find it out.
Since then, I’ve written an eco-sex column for my student newspaper Varsity, got political with the New Statesman, written about sustainable innovation for Green Futures, edited the Food pages of Transition Free Press, been the Head of Communications at Streetbank and had a front-page T2 piece in The Times about my arrest and trial along with eight others after our anti-spending cuts protests.
I now work at The Guardian as Deputy Editor of Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) and am one very happy Tess Riley.
Enjoy my blog and by all means get in touch with comments, questions or interesting pitches for GSB.