As a gardener, designer and landscaper [& mum] I am conscientious
of how important it is for all of us to live as sustainably as possible.
Reducing our impact on local [and global] environments is at the heart
of our future... our children's futures... and is something I am constantly
striving to do at home, in the garden and in all my garden design and
garden using organic methods, encourage wildlife and natural predators
to keep control of pests, enhance the soil with natural manures or home
compost, and will only plant specimens that are hardy and appropriate
to place. In my designs and landscaping my approach is mindful of existing
materials, re-incorporating where possible and looking to local sources
for reclaimed and natural products. Some projects I work on are progressive
maintenance and development projects, allowing me to really get a feel
for the space, the local environment and how best to adapt and change
the garden. This may include creating mini orchards, productive gardens,
meadow areas or a wildlife pond.
sustainable works on so many levels; from where we buy our food or try
to grow our own, from the energy we use to recycling, to the way we
run our businesses. All are important little steps that will bring us
closer to a more sustainable life. Below is a list of inspirational
initiatives that have this one theme in common, from big organisations
to individuals determined to spread the word. If you know of an initiative
that isn't listed, please send me an email and I'll happily add it on!
BIG AND SMALL SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES: