We Are the Ark: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness
"Reynolds gives us a much-needed reason for hope. The gardener, the conservationist, the city planner, and the nature lover will all be inspired for this wonderful book shows how thousands of even small wildlife friendly gardens can provide habitat for embattled wildlife around the world." --Jane Goodall, Phd, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of PeaceIndividuals can't save the world alone. But if millions of us work together to save our own patch of earth--then we really have a shot. How do we do it? With Acts of Restorative Kindness (ARK). An ARK is a restored, native ecosystem. 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. These ARKs will become the seeding grounds for our planet's new story. They will be sanctuaries for our shared kin--the rooted and unrooted--and safe havens for the magic and abundance of the natural world. Most importantly, the ARK-building actions are within our control and laid out here in We Are the ARK. In these inspiring pages, discover how one person's actions can effect big change in this world. Even the tiniest postage stamp patch of land matters! Together we are building a patchwork quilt of life that will wrap its way around this planet.
Author: Mary Reynolds
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Size: 8.27h x 6.35w x 1.05d
Publishers Weekly 08/01/2022
Library Journal 08/01/2022 pg. 119
Booklist 09/01/2022 pg. 18
About the Author
Mary Reynolds is a reformed internationally acclaimed landscape designer. The youngest woman in history to win a gold medal for garden design at the Chelsea flower show in 2002, she has since given that all up to be part of the solution to the crisis we are all living through, the climate and biodiversity collapse. Mary is the bestselling author The Garden Awakening, and a motivational speaker and founder of the global movement We Are The ARK.