Jodie Tellam


Please contact Jodie by using the email provided on this page. She looks forward to hearing from you

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Notes about contacting me

please email me,at [email protected] and if you would like a chat include your telephone number and she will call you.

About me

Jodie is a Permaculture Design Consultant and Educator empowering communities experiencing food insecurities and ecological decline, to connect , grow and thrive together !  She works in the UK and on humanitarian projects overseas. She is available as a consultant and as an accredited teacher.

Community Education                                                                                                              

 She currently designs and teaches programmes of training for The Workers Education Association. Delivering free or low cost community courses ensuring that permaculture design education is accessible to a diversity of people and inclusive of everyone.

Consultant and Educator

She runs Design to Thrive: Community Regeneration Consultancy supporting councils, community groups, organisations and companies to increase their sustainability and resilience, ensuring their work has a positive and lasting impact on people and the natural world.   

Her approach is participatory, solution based, systems thinking, collaborative, strategic, practical and achievable  - focusing on empowering communities and enhancing ecologies

Working closely with her clients she offers a wide range of support  including community engagement , needs analysis, feasibility studies, impact reports, capacity building, policy writing, regenerative designs for land based and people based projects, and programmes of training in Applied Permaculture Design  and more !..... Find out at or get in touch 

ReRoot Project CIC                                                                                                                                

She is a founding Director of ReRoot CIC delivering permaculture training and resources in refugee camps worldwide supporting physical, mental and social wellbeing through connection with the land and each other.


Educator experience

Jodie has delivered community education courses in places experiencing food insecurity in the UK and overseas

She has worked freelance for  NGOs  and grassroots organisations, delivering a variety of trainings to  refugee communities  and project managing community youth programmes,  growing food and restoring ecologies 


Educator skills

Jodie is skilled in making learning a memorable and enjoyable experience

Delivering  a high standard of Community education – which is accessible , participatory , inclusive , diversity and culturally aware, and trauma informed

Jodie has helped to establish several non for profit organisations and has years of experience in developing community organisations including cooperative working practices, conflict resolution, line management,  project management , fundraising, policy writing, capacity building  and strategic planning.


Educator qualifications

Jodie holds qualifications in:

Applied Permaculture Design


Social Anthropology 

Community Development

International Development

Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

Jodie is trained in:

Permaculture Teaching

Project Management 

Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning

Participatory Action Research

Safeguarding Adults and Children – (Designated Lead)

Youth and Child Development 

Supporting Young peoples Mental Health

Multi Agency Working

Mental Health First Aid

Emergency First Aid 

Non Violent Resistance Family Therapy

Recognising and Preventing FGM 

Trauma and Attachment Disorder

Trauma Informed Approach