Jonathan Leighton

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    About Me

    Personal Bio

    I’m British but I’ve been living in Melbourne with my Australian partner for the past couple of years. I’m a keen rock climber, which often takes me to beautiful places away from the city and in general I very much enjoy getting out into nature. I work as a freelance software developer which stretches the logical side of my brain. I also like riding my bike, growing veggies and pondering the big questions.

    Why I joined WWOOF

    I’ve been engaged with the reality of climate change for quite some time, having been active in the UK grassroots climate activism scene over 10 years ago. More recently, I’ve become increasingly aware of the role that the food system plays in this problem, and I want to be supporting models which are caring for the land and strengthening biodiversity. So far, my learning has mostly been through reading books such as Call of the Reed Warbler, Farming Democracy and RetroSuburbia. I am now keen to gain some practical experience and develop my skills. This is partly driven by the fact that I have been questioning my career as a software developer, so I want to explore other options, and/or see how I can align my existing skills with these other interests.

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