‘The whole world is a garden and what a wonderful place this would be, if only each of us took care of our part of the garden!’~ Voltaire
We create sustainable gardens with the following aims :
- Integration and organisation
- Knowledge of the importance of the soil, plants, trees and flowers; of organisms working together in ecosystems; of current environmental issues.
- Healthy eating and growing food
- Low maintenace, low waste, self-regulating systems
- Increased biodiversity
- Learning from our environment
- Direct action to make yourself, garden and community a healthier and happier place
- This activity motivates, encourages and rewards participants. They have a sense of purpose, they set goals and a have part ownership of the garden: all of which has shown to improve the behaviour and well-bieng of the participants, especially the children.
Permaculture is a design system for living sustainably, efficiently and naturally.
For more information see UK Permaculture Association. In all of Mariposa’s projects we aim to follow these guidelines for sustainable living to help those who are currently struggling.
Agriculture has a rich history and philosophy dating back thousands of years. Today our intensive farming techniques are depleting the soil. Soil fertility is the single most important factor in sustainable farming and agriculture. Healthy nutritious soil creates highly nutritious food, allows more to be grown in smaller spaces and is a cyclical process which requires minimum human effort and does not require dangerous pesticides and fertilisers. Furthermore, the less disruption we cause to our forests and woodlands the better as carbon is stored here.