THE BIG VISION

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THE VISION

I believe that a future worth inhabiting rests on our collective capacity to live greener, simpler lives.
 
We can’t do this with a click of the fingers. We have to learn how to live like this.
 

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THE CHANGE


Partly it’s practical. How do we reduce consumption; localise supply chains and work better with our neighbours?

Partly it’s cultural. How do we adjust our expectations of the world? Our lives? How do we recalibrate our tastes to find genuine enjoyment and delight in a simpler existence?
 
The Wild Gardener is part of a bigger vision to support our transition to greener lives and a more optimistic future.
 

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GREEN STEWARDS

One by one, we’re supporting people like you to turn their gardens into beautiful, welcoming, wild places.

Beyond that, we aim to provide apprenticeships to young people to start them on a path to becoming the green stewards of the future. We’re focusing on working with talented individuals who would normally struggle to access this sort of training.
 

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GARDEN SCHOOL

Beyond that, we want to take the 19th century’s drive for learning in the industrial age, and repurpose it for the challenge of our time. If Manchester’s industrialists created Mechanics’ Institutes, we’ll create their horticultural equivalent. A place for both our apprenctices, and the wider community to learn the skills necessary to build more resilient food systems, transform our gardens into havens of biodiversity, and adapt our cooking to support more sustainable, delicious diets

Interested about the social mission?

If you’d like to get involved in the Garden School project or fancy finding out more about an apprenticeship with the Wild Gardener please get in touch.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein