About Caroline Jackson
Born 1954 brought up in south east London, part of a large family. Education girls' grammar school, Oxford University English degree, PGCE Birmingham. Taught for 34 years, in 8 different schools, gradually moving north to end up as head of a tiny secondary school in a village in north Lancashire. It was closed down after a bit of a fight but not before I had got a wider perspective on agriculture and countryside matters, a huge respect for those who struggle to make a living off the land in a small way and a taste for campaigning.
Retired, I immediately fell in with Transition City Lancaster which was less than a year old, offered to co-ordinate the launch in April 2010 and got involved in Education Group, Media Group and more recently, Real Wealth and Livelihoods. Alongside this I have been a (failed) Green Party candidate for the council; currently part of a group setting up a not for profit co-op to fit solar panels on public buildings (www.morerenewables.co.uk); on my church PCC; helping with a successful lottery bid to put in raised beds/fruit trees etc in a local park (www.fruitycorners.org.uk) and have three quarters of an allotment plus six chickens.