Ed Coate is working with the Sylva Foundation and the Oxfordshire Woodland Project to deliver the Southern Oxfordshire LEADER project. The project is aiming to enhance the forestry sector in Southern Oxfordshire and has been supported by a LEADER grant. Read more about the project
Ed has an extensive background in woodland and land management, working to promote biodiversity and heritage landscapes for BTCV, and managing woodland for timber, firewood and shooting at the Glympton Estate and at Grove Wood, Faringdon. Prior to this, he has worked with environmental think-tank Green Alliance, helping to organise their publications, and galvanising his interest and knowledge about renewable heat and sustainable biofuel.
Ed has a degree in English Literature from Edinburgh University, and a PGCE in secondary English teaching from Sussex University. During five years of teaching English to children, teenagers and adults, he promoted awareness of environmental concerns alongside good grammar, etc., before realising it was time to work in the environmental sector, and outside of a classroom.