Rheanna Chen

Maintainers Movement Builder, Fellow 2022

Ecologist, Food Justice Advocate, Community Worker, and Mindfulness teacher

Rheanna is devoted to the world of ecology, art and connection. She has a lifelong commitment to sustainable development in the Caribbean; using strong systems thinking, capacity building and communication skills to design inclusive spaces for food sovereignty, climate resilience and community empowerment. The loss of her mother to leukaemia at age 4, sparked her interest in holistic health and her journey as yoga/ mindfulness teacher over the last 15 years. She has a Bsc in International Agriculture Development and a Masters in Gastronomy. She is currently based in Trinidad, at Ajoupa Pottery where you will find her in the garden, making pottery and focused on hospitality and food. She lives by the philosophy- grow, gather and nourish.

Rheanna’s publications and events:


Blog post: Lessons of The Forest Part 4: Circles of Care

Blog post: Lessons From The Forest Part 3: Following Flowers

Blog post: Lessons of the Forest Part 2: Rest Your Weary Bones

Blog post: Lessons of The Forest: Seeds of Belonging

Blog post: On Creativity and Rest

Blog post: On Compassion and Reciprocity

Blog post: On Building a Tiny Home

Event: Announcing the Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen

Event: Contributor Who Cares – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event with Circular City, led by Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett

Event: Embodying Degrowth Event 


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