Caroline Aitken is a permaculture teacher, designer and consultant and runs Patrick Whitefield Associates. She is qualified in design, permaculture design and horticulture and has a background in gardening and food growing. Her experience includes managing 2 acres of intensive organic vegetable production, managing 5 acres of ornamental and food gardens at a meditation retreat centre and catering for groups, courses and retreats. She lives with her partner and son on a 4 acre smallholding in Dartmoor where they are working towards self-sufficiency and creating educational spaces. Caroline is also co-author with Martin Crawford of Food from your Forest Garden, a comprehensive guide to making best use of your forest garden produce. Visit her website and blog Think.Grow.Eat for more information.