ZIG has been working with food for many years having worked in four different bakeries. All of them used organic flour and made bread using only sourdough fermentation. He has studied food as an aspect of health completing a diploma in Nutrition and a BSc in Herbal Medicine. He travelled for many years and spent some time staying and working on farms and communities that were experimenting with organic, bio-dynamic and permaculture growing techniques. He has worked in practice for many years advising patients on diet, health and prescribing herbal medicines. Alongside setting up a community bakery he can currently be found picking hawthorn, bilberries and elderberries to make winter tonic tinctures.