Adam sometimes describes himself as a ‘recovering geek’. In the early 2000s, he started thinking more about climate and energy depletion, and he soon left a career in IT to pursue becoming backwardly mobile. He founded the global energy news clearinghouse Energy Bulletin (now in 2003. He got into permaculture in 2004 and helped VEG founder Dan Palmer to get the now global permablitz movement off the ground in 2006. After co-founding VEG in 2009, he’s now facilitated hundreds of permaculture designs and related workshops. He runs popular edible weed walks, and is co-author with Annie Raser-Rowland of The Weed Forager’s Handbook (Hyland, 2012) and Let’s Eat Weeds (Scribble, 2021). An an experienced and talented cheapskate, he also helped Annie co-author The Art of Frugal Hedonism (Melliodora, 2016). From 2016 to 2020 he hosted 3RRR’s Greening the Apocalypse. His teachers have included David Holmgren, Bill Mollison, Darren Doherty, Joel Salatin, Elaine Ingham and many others. He has been a caretaker of permaculture co-founder David Holmgren and Su Dennett’s Melliodora property, and has collaborated with David on his Future Scenarios work.