How I Work With You
I am continually growing and expanding my understanding, skill set, mindset and heart space to help people become more self-sufficient, more regenerative and create more localised communities. If you want to learn how to grow food, save seeds, make compost, create regenerative self supporting systems and prepare for a more fulfilling and natural life, then I am here to facilitate that change for you.
As our environment and society change more rapidly now than ever before, we have the opportunity to observe, reflect and take action. Just as in permaculture the art of observation and reflection are vital in making effective causes for permanent effects.
Rising food and energy prices, as well as larger economic uncertainty are enough to scare and disempower anyone. I have felt like this too! We all have our own unique passions and experiences that we can share with others and bring to life our own unique purpose. It all begins with believing we can make a difference, and being empowered to take action.
Having a healthy and abundant mindset is more important than resources. A person can have all the money or skills necessary but never apply them to be successful. Nature is the wisest teacher and creating a connection will empower you to grow exponentially
My purpose is to help you to become self-resilient, create community and build new cyclical and healthy systems that grow with you.
This is why I created Sow & Grow. It is my mission and purpose in life.
My philosophy is based on empowerment. It’s not about telling you what to do-although I can give you the framework, methodologies and techniques. Really it is about creating a relationship with you so I can understand what your expectations and goals are and how you want to contribute to and connect with nature.
Permaculture Designs, Regenerative Soil Management and Soil Sampling & Analysis are all covered in my daily rate. If you require me to carry out soil tests, these come at an extra charge.
You will have my full commitment to you and your goals and of course my full transparency. I aim to work with you for a long as is necessary to give you the tools you require to live a regenerative life.
Please look at my services below to find out more
Permaculture Design & Regenerative Soil Remediation
From raised beds to hügelkulturs, container gardens to food forests- I design integrated ecosystems that are regenerative, abundant and healthy-Providing holistic designs to help you create cyclical closed loop systems: including water management, composting methods, biological inputs, planting systems, soil health management, remediation & much more. I can teach you the design principles that will create the pathway to self-resilience and abundance.
Everything starts with the soil. When we create strong and resilient foundations, then anything built on that will benefit. Soil regeneration is about a multi-faceted approach. The physical, biological, chemical and electrical components of the soil need to work synergistically. The plants along with the soil life use the natural elements to build strong and resistant systems. Bio-diversity is key to resilience, abundance and health.
Creating natural cycles, facilitates a natural reduction and eventual elimination of inputs, just like a woodland or forest, once established will require very little work. Building buffers in the soil protects against climatic changes and generating robust soil biology enables plants to become resistant against attacks from disease and pests.
Growing with our food allows us to become part of nature. (As far as I am aware there are no drawbacks from learning how to live a regenerative life.)
Even the time we invest in learning brings us benefits, multiple times the investment we make.
Regenerative Mindset Mentoring
Essentially, we all have what we need to be able to live a regenerative life-growing our own food, building local communities, caring for our land and taking responsibility for our own wellbeing. I believe that in order to do this we need to see that the solutions to all our problems are within us.
Many of the obstacles and barriers we experience as adults are a result of us being out of natural balance. Our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, as well as our social interactions are interconnected. Ultimately all of these obstacles we experience are rooted within the connection to ourselves, others and to natural cycles of life.
To live more simply is the key to health and happiness. Being in synergy with nature empowers us to learn more about ourselves and what we truly want, rather than fulfilling the expectations of others or ourselves that are based on an unbalanced societal paradigm.
I provide a Regenerative Consultation service which is grounded in an holistic approach to finding the solutions within ourselves. Firstly we must establish what is important to making us happy and healthy (our values) and then take courageous steps to get us there.
All of the obstacles that prevent us from achieving our life goals are actually rooted within our mindset. Once we have established our values and our actions are aligned, we can open up the vast and infinite creative potential within us and shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance.
If you want to live a regenerative life, that is balanced, holistic and aligned with your own vision and values then you can take the first step and start creating abundance, health and value in your life and beyond.
Contact me to find out more.
Regenerative Permaculture, Soil Remediation & Mindset Mentoring
I use my knowledge of Permaculture, Soil Regeneration, my experience in mentoring and facilitation as well as my research on current & historical socio-economic and climatic changes to create a Tailored plan. Creating a resilient and abundant ecosystem, a healthy and adaptive mindset and a holistic lens will enable you to mitigating against climatic changes and socio-economic uncertainty.
My goal is to equip you with the knowledge of how these systems work, so you can become self-reliant, building skills and the mindset that will enable you to overcome obstacles and create a solutions based perspective. I can teach you about Permaculture Principles and and Regenerative Soil techniques and most importantly how these relate to natural cycles and patterns that are found throughout nature from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
Site Design includes consultation, advice, soil sampling and site observation visits. Observation is a key element of design and as much information and knowledge of the site is needed before this can take place.
Soil Remediation Plans are context specific and are adapted to your individual needs and desires. Soil is the foundation of all ecosystems. In fact without soil, all life would not exist. I consider healthy soil to be the lynchpin of healthy animals and humans. Building great soil will make the difference to your plants and animals. It is an integral component to creating the natural cycle that exists in all environments on Earth.
I will work with you to create a design that is uniquely adapted and contextually appropriate for your climate and personal circumstances. I offer advice and consultation on holistic food production, increasing soil health and creating abundant bio-diverse systems. Using the permaculture framework and regenerative techniques you will be able to understand how to form synergistic relationships with your plants, land and animals which will lead to you being able to regenerate your eco system and protect what is most important to you.
This is a uniquely tailored service, with many dynamics depending on your present context and your future vision. Please contact me to find out how I can help you achieve your goals.
Soil testing and Analysis
Soil testing is essential to establish exactly what is happening in your soil and plants. Without this there is very little room to create what you want and the chance of making a big mistake is high. Because of the way soils have been treated over the past 100 years we need to do everything we can to remediate and testing is the start of remediation
This will include-aggregate, Ph, plant sap analysis, plant tissue, fauna, mineral, saturated paste, microscopy, flora and brix testing. This would be a nominal amount of £200 for a site visit and would be in addition to the cost of the tests. They range from £25-60 per sample.
Once the reports come back to me I can interpret them and determine the course of remediation and regeneration actions that suit your context and budget.