I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this report possible. Inparticular I would like to say a big thank you to:Julie Brown, Marlene Barrett, Graham Hughes, Alan Hewitt, Gary Stokes, Christina Ballinger, NickSaltmarsh, Sarah Mooney, Seeta Rajani, Rosie Blackburn and Clare Horrell. I am hugely gratefulfor your time, honesty and practical advice – I've learnt loads! and I wish you all the very best withyour work.All the members of M.O.G. for letting me sit in on two of your very early meetings, and the Time isRipe steering group. I look forward to continuing this work with you.Petra Vergunst my very patient and calming supervisor for her much needed guidance andsupport.SAC library staff and the Organic Farming Course (tutors and class mates) for good advice andcompany.The Sydney Perry Foundation, Lantra women & work programme, and Business Link Northwest foryour contributions.Jo Turner-Baker for your mammoth final read through, and Debbie Ellen for all your wisdom andsupport.Finally I would like to thank the Kindling Trust, and in particular Matt Fawcett and Chris Walsh forgreat advice, inspiring debates, and shoulders to lean on.