Innocent Spirit Gardens & Interiors
When I design a garden, the aesthetics are informed by those who will visit it and host it. Meaning, I assume all types of visitors might be possible – birds, humans, deer, dogs, bees. We we are considerate of our host, Earth. My mission is to reacquaint people with the outdoors and steward a garden that invites them to return again and again.
2021, I embarked on a plant medicine study. Using all the means one has to Learn, this year is an immersive deepening of my relationship with plant beings. I seek ways they wish to blend with us, and language I can use to explain to people how to see, hear and speak with them differently.
Rose essence is considered the highest energy signatures known, including all the plant and animal life. There is a reason it is associated with higher energies such as love, compassion, and gratitude, as well as figures in history and lore who exhibit those qualities.
These urban farms were created under a social experiment. Could we gather the resources – tools, people’s effort, and land – in an urban setting in complete gratitude and giving nature for the betterment of those who have nothing? In the spirit of Ueshiba Morihei, we turned 5 unused plots of land into urban gardens through the efforts of land owners, tools lenders, and voluntary labor. Lessons were learned about zoning, soil micro-climates, and changing tolerances.
Other Resources to Be with Earth
by Rachel Carlson
The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
by Sy Montgomery
by Jeffrey Masson and Susan McCarthy