Mary Reynolds beautiful book “We are the Ark “ is a remembrance of our earth being, of care and kindness, of diversity and cooperation. It helps us remember that we are the earth, and earth care is the essence of our being. The Monoculture of the Mind made us forget how to co-create with the Earth’s Biodiversity. We are the Ark helps us return the earth to the fullness of her life, peace, abundance, through our caring, sharing, gratitude.

– Dr Vandana Shiva

This book is one of the most important books of our time. Restoring healthy and biodiverse patchworks of the earth is essential for maintaining a livable planet. If there’s anyone that feels hopeless and like they can’t individually make a difference with climate disruption and biodiversity loss, please read this book. It’s a great blueprint for having an impact on your immediate environment and becoming a steward of nature.

– Julia Jackson, founder of ‘Grounded’.

WE ARE THE ARK

Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness

The book to support the global movement, WE ARE THE ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness by Mary Reynolds with illustrations by Ruth Evans is out now on Timber Press. You can order via your preferred store or from The Book Depository.

In We are the Ark, Mary 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, including school gardens, can provide habitat for embattled wildlife around the world.

– Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute
& UN Messenger of Peace

Mary Reynolds brilliantly reconceives what the land around our homes and communities could be, pivoting radically away from the annuals, chemicals, and toxic sprays of the garden and landscape industry. She sees the garden and verge as host, vestige and corridor to a wilder world that is being poisoned, plowed, and degraded daily. Her learned prose, deep-rooted experience and devoted kindness to all that lives suffuse this exquisite manifesto for life in all its magnificence.

– Paul Hawken, author of
‘Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.’

WE ARE THE ARK

Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness

The book to support the global movement, WE ARE THE ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness by Mary Reynolds with illustrations by Ruth Evans is out now on Timber Press. You can order via your preferred store or from The Book Depository.

In We are the Ark, Mary 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, including school gardens, can provide habitat for embattled wildlife around the world.– Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute
& UN Messenger of Peace

Mary Reynolds beautiful book “We are the Ark “ is a remembrance of our earth being, of care and kindness, of diversity and cooperation. It helps us remember that we are the earth, and earth care is the essence of our being. The Monoculture of the Mind made us forget how to co-create with the Earth’s Biodiversity. We are the Ark helps us return the earth to the fullness of her life, peace, abundance, through our caring, sharing, gratitude.
– Dr Vandana Shiva

This book is one of the most important books of our time. Restoring healthy and biodiverse patchworks of the earth is essential for maintaining a livable planet. If there’s anyone that feels hopeless and like they can’t individually make a difference with climate disruption and biodiversity loss, please read this book. It’s a great blueprint for having an impact on your immediate environment and becoming a steward of nature.
– Julia Jackson, founder of ‘Grounded’.

Mary Reynolds brilliantly reconceives what the land around our homes and communities could be, pivoting radically away from the annuals, chemicals, and toxic sprays of the garden and landscape industry. She sees the garden and verge as host, vestige and corridor to a wilder world that is being poisoned, plowed, and degraded daily. Her learned prose, deep-rooted experience and devoted kindness to all that lives suffuse this exquisite manifesto for life in all its magnificence.
– Paul Hawken, author of ‘Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.’

MARY REYNOLDS

Mary designs Arks.
Acts of restorative kindness to the earth.

Mary is a reformed internationally acclaimed landscape designer who launched her career at the Chelsea flower show in 2002, the story of which was made into a 2016 movie called “Dare to be Wild”. Bestselling author, inspirational speaker, occasional television presenter and founder of the global movement “We are the ARK”, a practical groundswell movement that finally shifts the environmental game in nature’s favour. The time for gardens as canvases for our creative pleasure is over. Everything must change and if we are to save the planet, then we must start with our own patches of it. It’s time to reimagine our work as gardeners, to become leaders in the race to save our beautiful planet, to save ourselves.

“I have come full circle with garden and landscape design. Now I want you to give any land under your care back to nature, to re-wild, to be ‘ARKed’ with Acts of Restorative Kindness to the earth.”

© 2022 Mary Reynolds