Emma Daniell is a sustainability educator with a Bachelor of Sustainability and an Associate Diploma in Horticulture (Landscape Design). Her professional interests have always revolved around Permaculture, urban food growing and soil/compost. In 1998 while studying Emma discovered her local community garden and has been a member of one ever since. She has supported numerous community organisations across the Sydney region to design their spaces, foster community, and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and operate a successful garden. In her daily work, Emma is dedicated to increasing the knowledge of sustainable living practices, supporting the acquisition of skills to do this, as well as assisting and encouraging the community to live with a connection to nature in an urban environment. She is currently the NSW coordinator of Community Gardens Australia and is an adept workshop facilitator with extensive practical experience leading participatory design processes. Her extensive involvement in community gardening over a 25-year period and her contributions to local government make her the perfect facilitator to lead this topical discussion.