Jane Powell is an independent writer, editor, educator and activist based in Wales. She has worked in agricultural science publishing, as a science teacher, as project officer with Organic Centre Wales in 2000-2015 and as Education Coordinator with the charity Farming and Countryside Education since 2006.
She is active in community food projects in Aberystwyth, and with Paramaethu Cymru, the Welsh arm of the Permaculture Association. Recently she has been helping lead an action research project called Food Values, the aim of which is to investigate how our food system is shaped by the values that we hold, and how an approach based on values can help find common ground between opposing factions. As part of this, she is helping to crowd-source a Food Manifesto for Wales.
Her work is informed by Non-Violent Communication, mindfulness, sociocracy and other tools for creating spaces in which people can be heard and make their best contribution, and she is a fluent Welsh speaker. She writes at www.foodsociety.wales.