Nessie Reid is a Spiritual Ecologist with a focus on agroecology, food sovereignty, health and food values within both the UK and abroad. She has worked in Indonesia, India, Japan and within Europe on local and Indigenous communities’ rights to land for growing food, as well as the preservation of traditional artistic and cultural practices. She is the creator of The Milking Parlour: an ongoing artistic discourse and set of performances exploring our human relationship to food and agriculture’s impact on biodiversity and climate change. She is currently manager of the Oxford Real Farming Conference and a research fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.
As Global Environments Network and Global Environments Summer Academy coordinator, Nessie supports the delivery of the Global Environments Summer Academy, and is responsible for maintaining a dynamic and productive network in collaboration with GDF staff and GEN alumni.