GROW Observatory is an ambitious and innovative EU-funded project that is enabling a community of citizens in growing, measuring and sharing data on sustainable land use. This three year project will inspire and enable citizens across Europe to find out more about their soils and crops while providing scientists with data to improve models on climate change, flooding and fire risk.
The partner organisations in GROW Observatory span across Europe – and share an interest in sustainable food growing, soil, climate, open data, accessible technology, and the incredible things that can happen when people come together to make change. We have 18 partners in 9 countries across Europe with more than 60 active consortium members working on the project.
My specific role focuses on the development of online learning resources for a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) based on permaculture principles, and creating all workshop materials, toolkits, publicity assets such as printed marketing material, signage and reports. After having completed a PDC in 2016 I became interested in soil health and regeneration, and to be able to contribute to such a large project that promotes the importance of sustainable land practices across Europe is very inspiring and personally motivating.