Jonathan runs Scilly Organics, growing fruit and veg that is sold locally on the Isles of Scilly. From 5 acres he runs a small box scheme, has a small roadside stall and supplies cafes and restaurants. Sustainable, resilient and low carbon food production is something he does on a daily basis! Jonathan and his wife Claudia also have a yurt on the farm that they let out to visitors.
A founder member of Transition Scilly, Jonathan has been heavily involved with community initiatives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce individual and collective carbon footprints, and increase the resilience of the community. He now serves an independent local Councillor for the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
He wrote and co-developed what is now the Farm Carbon Calculator. This is a free online tool available to farmers and growers that allows them to accurately assess the carbon footprint of their farm businesses. He was behind the fifth version of the tool which was relaunched in January 2020.
Jonathan is also part of the CIRC4Life consortium, an Horizon 2020 funded project which exists to research circular economy solutions for businesses across the EU.