I am a market gardener, educator and researcher in biophysics, agroecology and regenerative horticulture.
With my partner Flavia, I founded and run OrtoForesta, a regenerative hortoforestry market garden in Florence (Italy) and before that Living Soil Garden, a no-dig market garden in Exeter (UK).
In my work I explore ways to manage thriving and productive gardens and farms
by mindfully engaging with natural processes.
What fascinates me is the interplay of ecosystem dynamics, plant physiology, soil microbiology
and human wellbeing and nutrition.
Before getting into regenerative horticulture, I worked as a research scientist, focussing on the mathematical modelling of ciliated and flagellar propulsion in microorganisms at the Living Systems Institute of the University of Exeter and on the nonlinear dynamics of active fluids at the University of Bristol.