Nature is the classroom, the garden is the teacher
To learn the lessons of nature there is no better teacher than the garden. The many environmental and social challenges of our time require a new way of thinking. Get in contact with nature, get your hands dirty and feed yourself – spirit, mind and body.
The lessons of nature are simple and profound. Produce no waste, obtain a yield, use and value diversity. We observe the lessons in nature and apply them in the garden. Technology and our modern lifestyle alienate us from nature. The nature connection that comes from gardening fills the gap.
To the extent that people separate from nature they spin further and further from the centre.
- Manasobu Fukuoka, Japanese Natural Farming Pioneer
Garden-based sustainability education is the process of learning to live with nature, rather than against it, that enables us to obtain a yield that sustains and enriches us. The Garden Teacher helps individuals and groups work towards a healthy, more self sufficient living skills.
Sustainability Education provided by The Garden Teacher ensures that we can adapt to future challenges such as climate change and peak oil.