How did I get here?

Work Experience

Rachel Bailleau (formerly Horne)

Freelance writer (Jan 2023 – present)
I am currently working as a freelance editor with Food Unfolded, a digital platform that teaches consumers about problems and potential within the global food system. I am also building a self-sufficient homestead in the Hautes Pyrenees, studying phytotherapy for livestock, and I help take care of the local currency.

Researcher Writer (Jan 2022 – Dec 2022)
I worked as a full-time researcher and writer for Eden Project. Amongst other things, Eden grew a jungle in an abandoned clay pit. My job was to create detailed research files on the latest biodiversity, climate, and food system breakthroughs. I helped create storylines for exhibitions that a million people visit every year.

Freelance writer (2019 – 2022)
I worked as a freelance content writer. My niches included Wild Camping, Zero Waste Living and Regenerative Agriculture. I wrote for major publications including YES! and Lonely Planet as well as supporting mission-driven businesses like Soil Heroes.

Permaculture, Ranching, & More (2018-2019)
After graduating, I moved back to my childhood bedroom and worked as an activity manager in a care home specialising in palliative care and Dementia & Alzheimers. Later in the year, I worked seasonally on horse ranches and spent time volunteering on permaculture projects as I hitchhiked and wild-camped around the UK.

International Development & Spanish (2014 – 2018)
I studied International Development & Spanish at the University of Leeds, including a year abroad at Juan Carlos Tercero, Madrid. While studying, I supervised the University Union bar and worked as an Outdoor Activity Facilitator. I was secretary of the University Boxing Club and I was selected for the Emerging Leaders Program. I cycled from Leeds, England to Berlin, Germany in aid of Bicycle Ambulances, Malawi. (Grade – 2:1)

Ranch Hand (2013-2018)
From leaving school to the end of my university studies, I worked seasonally on a horse ranch in the Sierra Nevada. I took care of 20+ horses as well as dogs, cats, chickens, geese, and more. Living off-grid in blistering summers and freezing winters helped me become a resilient person that feels most at ease in nature. I assisted the vet and blacksmith, cooked chilli by the bucket load, and learned to wash my clothes in a river.


Being the Change
Web Feature

Regenerative Agriculture Within the Cereal Supply Chain
Web Content
Soil Heroes

Aligning Remote Work With Your Values
Blog Post

Common Ground for Vegans and Cattle Ranchers
Opinion Piece
The Ecologist

Breaking Barriers for Women in Farming
LinkedIn Article
Soil Heroes

On Organic Food, Unlearning, and Class Consiousness

Web Magazine Article


BA International Development and Spanish, University of Leeds

Foundation Course in Soil Microbiology, Soil Food Web School

Regenerative Gardening, Kiss the Ground

Soil Advocacy, Kiss the Ground

Get In Touch

Have any questions? I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me via email.

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