Jo Elworthy (Author) Dr Jo Elworthy is Director of Interpretation at the Eden Project in Cornwall and has worked there since it opened communicating Eden’s story with the public. Jo Elworthy, prev. Readman, also works as a freelance author of children’s books and adults gardening books. She has also worked as a consultant, writer, lecturer, teacher and television producer specialising in horticulture and botany. Her career is based around the public understanding of science and environmental issues. Jo has a 1st class hons degree in Plant Science and a PhD in plant biochemistry. She lives in Cornwall with her family and garden.