This space is dedicated to gardening and permaculture. By designing our green spaces thoughtfully and in harmony with the ecosystem in which we embed them, we can create an environment that not only lets us share in the Earth’s bounty but give back to nature and share that bounty with the creatures that live in them. Getting our hands dirty is a great way to connect with the earth. Gardeners often consider it a kind of meditation that gets them into a flow as guardians and stewards of their piece of land.
Gardening produces food to nourish our bodies but also nourishes the soul. According to many recent studies, gardening is highly therapeutic and ‘gardening therapy’ has become ‘a thing’. Another trend that has been taking hold in recent years is community or urban gardening in which groups of ordinary people get together in order to take care of a little piece of public space, to grow not only food and flowers but also a sense of community.
If you are itching to get going with the gardening year, you’ll be wondering what you could possibly sow in January. There are – but only under glass.
There is a strange fever going around. It only affects gardeners. I call it ‘Topiaria Gaudium Fever’, a strange condition marked by extreme excitement caused by the start of the new gardening season.
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