Thank you to The Irish Times for including Mary in this important piece The Great Rewilding: How amazing Ireland would be if we were covered in our own plants? You can read it here.
Mary’s book We Are The Ark:
Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness, with illustrations by Ruth Evans, will be published on 25 October by Timber Press and is available for preorder right now – click through for various options here or here at The Book Depository.
Mary gave a talk at Afri’s 2020 Féile Bríde gathering. Thank you to Afri for making this video.
Weaving a patchwork of safe havens for Nature globally, in our gardens, schools, public spaces and beyond..
We are all becoming more aware of our climate breakdown but we seem less aware of the silent killer that is biodiversity and habitat loss which is happening at a staggering rate and is equally – if not more – potentially devastating.
What Can One Person Do To Make A Difference?
For those of us that care about the living world around us and are aware of the challenges we all face, this is a painful and desperate time – but there is hope. We have waited too long for changes to come from our leaders and politicians. We cannot wait any longer. The change will come from the ground up – it will come from us.
This is a call to step up and re assess our management of every individual tiny patch of the earth possible. It’s a call to the guardians of the earth to step forward and make themselves known, to raise their voices. We need to help the natural world and not hinder it. We have to invite nature and wildness back into our gardens, parks and every tiny patch of this earth we can. To create sanctuary, food and habitat for the creatures we are supposed to share this planet with and who in return will help us survive here within a truly natural and beautiful environment.
It’s up to each of us to re-wild our world, piece by piece until we have a patchwork quilt of sanctuaries that wraps its way around the globe.
We Are The Ark.
We Hold The Seeds For A New Earth.
Things are only hopeless if we do nothing, so let’s do something!
If you would like a signed copy of Mary’s book The Garden Awakening: Designs To Nurture Our Land and Ourselves you can purchase that directly from our webshop here.
Read endorsements for The Garden Awakening here, including this message from the wonderful Jane Goodall!
Mary talked with the folks at the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB, pronounced “mob”) at Stanford University. MAHB is a meeting place for global civil society — citizens concerned with the interconnections among the greatest threats to human well-being: this is the human predicament. It is an initiative of Stanford University, bringing the best science to civil society. You can read the interview here.
Mary had a chat with the folks behind the Accidental Gods Podcast! You can have a listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mary recently joined Ruairí McKiernan on his Love & Courage podcast to talk about We Are The Ark. Click through to watch on Facebook
Welcome aboard my Love and Courage podcast conversation with the wonderful Mary Reynolds. Mary is a world-renowned “reformed” landscape designer who was previously the youngest ever gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show. She’s the founder of the We Are The Ark movement, a patron of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland -WRI and she’s had a movie made about her. The conversation is also available as audio-only on my Love and Courage podcast, which is available on Spotify and all main podcast apps. Big thanks to all you podcast patrons. http://pod.link/loveandcourage
Last month Mary chatted with Glen Hansard on an Instagram Live broadcast about We Are The Ark. Please have a look!
Listen to Mary chat here on the Cultivating Place: Natural History & Our Gardens podcast.
Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland – in all its complexity and mystery. As a plantswoman and guardian/gardener – she listens to her place, and works in partnership with her place to move us all forward towards a better world.
Mary is a nature activist, a self-described reformed Landscape Designer, the author of “The Garden Awakening”, and the inspiration behind the 2015 movie Dare to be Wild – she joins Cultivating Place this week in an extended celebration of Earth Day, and our bonus Habitat Garden Series Episode #6.