We’re pleased to announce WE ARE THE ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness by Mary Reynolds with illustrations by Ruth Evans will be published by Timber Press on 25 October. You can pre-order now via your choice here or from The Book Depository.

 

 

BLURB ABOUT THIS BOOK

MARY REYNOLDS. “How amazing Ireland would be if we were covered in our own plants, if we didn’t decide to import things that were pretty? Why do we think we always need to be like someone else?”

By listening carefully to her client and the land in question, Mary undertakes the design of gardens that marry the needs and wishes of the land’s guardian with the needs and wishes of the land itself. With her roots in natural gardening theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical.

“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.”

The Gardening Mind

Thank you to Jo from The Gardening Mind for this lovely review of Mary’s forthcoming book We Are The Ark on her podcast Landscapes Aloud. Listen here!

The Great Rewilding – The Irish Times


How amazing Ireland would be if we were covered in our own plants, if we didn’t decide to import things that were pretty?” Reynolds asks. “How do we think we always need to be like someone else?

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.

Diseart

In the heart of Dingle are a series of walled gardens designed by Mary over the last ten years, built and maintained by the locals themselves, it is wildlife and human haven in the centre of Dingle town. Nuacht TG4 stopped by for a visit, you can watch here starting at 9:34 minutes.

Mary chats with MAHB at Stanford

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.

Claire & Joe created a forest garden from scratch with guidance from Mary’s book The Garden Awakening – Designs to Nurture Ourselves and Our Land. You can go back and read about its origins here & then keep up with current happenings at their Instagram @IrishForestGarden.