Joel Williams is a passionate educator and crop and soil health consultant and who has worked between Australia and the UK for the past 12 years. He worked on conventional and organic farms improving biological farming practices in Australia before heading abroad to the UK where Joel was investigating biological farming principles and providing soil chemical and biological assessments to primary producers throughout Europe. After this, Joel returned to Australia educating growers particularly on soil biology as well as working for Australia's leading organic certification body. He is currently based back in the UK where he is a full time grower at a London University creating an edible campus and growing organic vegetables to inspire and educate students on food growing. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science specialising in crop and soil sciences and a keen interest in managing soil microbial balance and plant and soil nutrition to optimise plant immunity, soil health and carbon sequestration. He has a passion for teaching and sharing both scientific and practical knowledge on sustainable growing practices.
What people have said about Joel:
"Great enthusiasm for his subject, happy to answer questions, really good at explaining things in a clear/simple way"
"Personable. Flexible re: questions from us. Able to translate scientific terms into layman's words"
"enthusiasm... knowledge... confidence... eloquence..."
"Enthusiasm combined with great knowledge"
"Pragmatic and practical approach"
"Well paced, well communicated. Able to explain detailed content in a really digestible way"
"Joel, as well as being very knowledgeable, is a great communicator, pointing the way towards a healthy and sustainable approach to growing food and caring for the soil."
"Joel's infectious enthusiasm for soil management invites us to look at making practical experimental changes in our own fields, to look at our work holistically & to build soil C using a variety of strategies. One-size definitely doesn't fit all & the benefit of this course has been opening my eyes to the 'anything is possible' approach championed by Joel"