Mary Reynolds is a reformed Irish landscape designer, bestselling author of ‘The Garden Awakening’ and nature activist. Director Vivienne De Courcy made a movie – ‘Dare to be Wild’ – about Mary’s Chelsea Gold Medal winning adventures. Mary is a proud patron of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland (WRI) and strives to do as much as she can to re-educate people how to live in harmony with nature in their own patch of land – To become Guardians rather than Gardeners. One day Mary was sitting at her desk looking out over her garden when she saw a fox run past and We are the Ark was born.
An Ark is a restored, native ecosystem, a local, small, medium or large rewilding project.
It’s a thriving patch of native plants and creatures that have been allowed and supported to re-establish in the earth’s intelligent, successional process of natural restoration. Over time this becomes a pantry and a habitat for our pollinators and wild creatures who are in desperate need of support.
The Awakened Gardener
with Mary Reynolds
In this episode we chat about:
10:06|A Garden Must Be Truthful
12:16|Nurture the Land to Nurture Yourself
15:10|Tuning into the Land
24:10|Giving Back to Nature
33:30|Earth is the Embodied Feminine
My invitation to you is give yourself this tremendous gift.