Danielle Semple 


Danielle recently graduated with a BSc in Geography from Exeter University.  She wrote a dissertation on how the abundance of earthworms affects soil health and tomato growth, and has a passion for sustainable farming and food.  In 2021 we interviewed Danielle for our podcast series talking all about earthworms - it’s well worth a listen. 


In her varied role, Danielle helps with farm walks and courses, developing technical content on soils and supporting our work on The GREAT Project in Gloucestershire. She has been involved in soil testing and has just helped write a paper on the origins and definitions of regenerative agriculture.


‘FarmED is the place to be,’ says Danielle. ‘I love helping with knowledge exchange and spreading the agroecological word. Change is happening and it’s very exciting to be a part of it.’


When not at FarmED, Danielle coaches rowing at Headington School Oxford, where she went to school herself. She enjoys working with young people and has spoken to them about worms.


Jonty Brunyee, our Head of Sustainable Farming, adds that, ‘our regenerative approach includes nurturing people. We need more young farmers, growers and minds in the sector. It’s wonderful having Daneille on board. Hopefully she will be the first of many interns here at FarmED.’

If you wish to discuss our work at FarmED or a potential visit/event then please contact:  

Jonty Brunyee

Head of Regenerative Agriculture and sustainable food systems - 07958 262113 (jonathan@farm-ed.co.uk)