My gardening practice combines my love for teaching with a space for collaboration and creativity. I help people appreciate nature and local food-production and how to incorporate those element in their settings, ( a school, community centre or home):
1) Consultation, i.e. helping people imagine garden spaces; 2) Education, i.e. teaching people about the many facets of gardening 3) Support, i.e. providing additional support and site visits
For me, the emphasis has always been on diverse grouping of plants, which are valuable for their flowers, seeds and berries/fruits. These plantings attract wildlife and create self-sustaining ecosystems, and nourish us. Hence why I avoid purely ornamental plant species such as lawn grass, bamboos, ivy, etc. These latter species are also invasive and compete feverishly with other species in the garden for nutrients and water.