Journal for All Things Organic - Nuffield Scholar Ailbhe Gerrard and Brookfield Farm
Ailbhe Gerrard's family farm is by the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary. Despite the idyllic setting, an urban life lured her away from home and countryside, and a successful career in construction project management kept her away for many years to follow.
It wasn't until much later, when she began to study sustainable development at University College London, focusing specifically on the role of smallholders and women farmers in food systems and agri-business that a choice presented itself; keep researching or get practical. Get practical is what she did and the search for land was on.