Jenny Gellatly

Creative Associate

"I was drawn to encounters through the beautiful, playful and creative spaces they create and a curiosity and desire to ask big questions in an inviting, imaginative way."


Jenny works as a facilitator, collaborator, coordinator, food grower and change maker.  She has worked in environmental education and community based approaches to change for the past fifteen years, both in the UK and Spain. She worked as Mapping Local Food Webs Regional Coordinator, a participatory research project investigating local food systems in the UK, before studying horticulture and co-founding School Farm Community Supported Agriculture, where she spent six years as a Director and Education and Outreach Manager.  More recently she spent time working with 'La Transicionera' and trained as a facilitator with the Institute of Facilitation and Change in Seville, Spain.  Since returning to the UK she has been collaborating with Encounters Arts to design and deliver the ‘What Does Good Look Like?’ creative consultation and 'Understanding Everyday Participation' project, alongside fellow creative associate, Kate Bowman. Jenny is motivated by a desire and a belief in our ability to come together to re-design social, political and economic systems, locally and globally, in which we and all life can thrive.