Ross has over 15 years experience in two of the pillars of sustainable living – food and buildings – and offers his experience and knowledge to help us all transition to a sustainable and regenerative society.
He is a Certified Passive House Tradeperson and AECB Carbonlite Retrofit qualified.
With a background in sustainable, traditional and natural building techniques his focus is on improving the energy efficiency of our current building stock whilst ensuring that a healthy and comfortable environment is created both inside and outside the building. Ross believes that energy efficient buildings can and should be achieved using natural materials. With experience in a wide range of buildings from conservation of historic buildings to new build in straw bale he loves to bring the best elements of our building heritage into the present day.
Ross has extensive knowledge of food production systems enabling him to look beyond the building at the bigger picture of a regenerative future. With over a decade of experience running the leading foraging business in the UK and working with top chefs and food thinkers he has a wealth of knowledge on sustainable approaches to food. This informs his unique understanding of the incredible possibilities for producing food in, on and around our buildings and cities. His approach is to combine these into food systems which enhance and increase biodiversity favouring no-dig, low maintenance food systems which are better for soil health and microbial diversity plus the co-benefit of being easier for people to use and maintain.