John has worked mostly in the world of environmental publishing: eight years at the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now called Practical Action), set up by E. F. Schumacher and others, followed by 25 years as Managing Director of Green Books – first in Hartland in north Devon alongside Resurgence magazine, and then in Dartington, Totnes. He was for many years a Council member of the Schumacher Society, and is a member of the Totnes Pound group. He has lived in Totnes for over 20 years, and now he has more time on his hands, he has finally got an allotment.