Ellen joined the Gaia Foundation in 2017 as the Regional Coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty Programme in the West of England. She works for Gaia one day a week, supporting commercial growers in the West to increase their seed production. The rest of her time is spent market gardening in East Devon where, amongst other things, she works for Trill Farm Garden, a small-scale vegetable garden which supplies produce to restaurants and grows seed for the Real Seed Catalogue. Previously, Ellen has worked for NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) organising pathology-based varieties trials on broad leaf crops. She also holds a degree in Plant Sciences at University of Sheffield, during which she specialised in the effects of low tillage on soil health.