How does my garden design practice
fit into the world today
I am convinced we need to consider a
holistic and organic approach to life.
The way we see and make connections
between all aspects of life--from plant life to our own life on the earth—this
should be inspiring and forces one to
remember that all of these seemingly small decisions are connected and add up
to the affect we make on our planet. Such a holistic approach makes me focus on
the bigger picture, where we are all interconnected whatever country race or
culture we all share just one world.
Indeed, the way we live our lives the way we
look at our own environment (albeit inadvertent) has a knock-on effect on the
planet which then affects the all living things including plants and the
quality of our atmosphere
More often than not, we humans get
trapped in more compartmentalised understandings of our lives many issue get
totally separate from the larger issues facing our world. We believe those who
want to guide us but do we question their intentions enough.
If we saw our earth from space, then perhaps the big picture would
be more obvious. Looking down on our world the beauty of the curve of the earth,
its oceans of blue, its green and its white we would think it was paradise if
we didn’t know –we know that’s its turning but its turning so slow.
We need to find the wisdom to see the
earth as a whole. To our peril, most of
us don't connect the dots of our inter-connectedness, even at the micro level
of how we live our domestic lives. We pay lip service to a code but do we
really practice it .
How long will take to learn the tasks,
skills and the knowledge we will have to learn to find our place in the future
and something to offer to this planets concern
So yes, our small garden/landscape
practice is directly and indirectly
related to our planet’s needs . We are all children of Mother Nature lets be
responsible and use our skills wisely