Hello! I’m Joanna, often known as Jo. I’m married to Julian and we live in Sheffield, in a beautiful valley not far from the Peak District.

I recently co-authored a book with economist and activist Pam Warhurst. It tells the story of Incredible Edible Todmorden, the local food movement that’s transformed a town and is spreading across the world. The book was translated into French last year and published by Actes Sud.

In 2015 I fulfilled a long-held ambition to gain a BA in English. I couldn’t bear the thought of not studying any more, so now I’ve started an MA, researching birds in literature. When I’m not studying I like to write about the wildlife in our valley and on our nearby allotment.



  1. Just been referred to your blog by a friend who is inspired by your writing. Good to find other Christians wrestling with these issues. Steve Croft, your bishop, is very sympathetic to our own attempt at ‘living prophetically’.

  2. Great to meet you! I have visited your site briefly and love the look of what you are doing. Am planning a good long read of it when I finish work today.

  3. Jo – Sally G again. My partner Rony works on Radio Sheffield and we’ve been taking about you and your blog. He would like to interview you, though of course it has to go through producers. Could you get in touch?

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