“While sustainability may be a current buzzword, the need is far greater than that – the need is for regeneration. Our job now is to support the earth’s recovery systems so that balance of delicate ecosystems can be restored”, writes Scilla Elworthy in “Pioneering The Possible”.

When invited to Bhutan to formulate their education agenda for sustainability, representatives from 16 countries asked “What kind of citizen does Bhutan want? The government answered: “Citizens who see clearly the interconnected nature of reality, and who understand the full benefits and costs of their actions, and care deeply for others and the natural world.”

In the same country they swapped measurements like Gross National Product for Gross National Happiness. Studies worldwide shows that what people want, above money is actually happiness. To create a healthy world we have to let go of old paradigms like cynicism, exploitation, denial or seeing reality as black or white. As Nobel Peace Prize winner Joseph Rotblat stated “The future belongs to those who can see it”.

The principle of interconnection is also represented in PERMACULTURE and REGENERATIVE CULTURE.

Permaculture Design

Permaculture or regenerative culture is about working with nature instead of against it. We observe natural systems then design solutions that interact with them. That way we give nature space to do it’s intelligent work. As a result we can step back and enjoy a nice tea break instead. We design solutions based on the three permaculture ethics:

  • Environmental care for the earth
  • Social care for the people
  • Economic fair shares

Marie Glad is a certified permaculture designer, courtesy of Patrick Whitefield Associates. She has participated in activities run by Orchard Without Borders, and has undertaken the course Orchard Design, Planting and Pruning at Brighton Permaculture Trust.

Greening Urban Spaces

We design vertical gardens and green spaces to enrich urban life and support the wellbeing of humanity. Marie is a certified designer and installer of living walls. She is trained at Treebox (London) and Verdtical (Barcelona).

Practical Horticulture

There is nothing more rewarding the working with the hands in the soil. Instant result and proper connection with the land. It’s a natural serotonin booster.

We offer services like soil testing, propagation, establishing seeds and plants, care and pruning, sustainable horticulture, Grow-It-Yourself workshops, and identification of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders, and beneficial organisms.

Marie has undertaken RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

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