Love your Earth,
love your garden
I am a passionate gardener dedicated to making York a sustainable, resilient community. I am particularly excited by encouraging people to grow their own organic food & planting beautiful, biodiverse gardens for our struggling local wildlife. I stood for the Green Party at the local elections in 2019 when I was a student at the University of York, & am committed to fighting for social & ecological justice though activism, mutual-aid & community organisation.
In these dark times, love, empathy & solidarity are our strengths.
Gardening is more than just a job for me. I passionately believe that we must fix our relationship with nature in order to avoid the imminent catastrophic consequences of climate breakdown such as extreme weather, food shortages, more pandemics and mass extinction. Our politicians are lying about the dangers we face, and we have to act now. I want York to be an example to the world of how to build back better and create a sustainable, resilient community. ✊🌍💚
How You Can Help
Book an appointment
Book an appointment for gardening work, odd jobs and landscaping. Or just feel free to get in touch if you fancy a chat, I am always looking to expand my community network!
Join the Seed. Collective
You can get involved today & join a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to build community resilience to climate breakdown and go carbon neutral by 2030, as well as bettering the quality of life of all our neighbours.
In the coming months I hope to put together a list of useful resources for living sustainably and equitably, as well as engaging in the world’s big issues as a compassionate citizen.
What People Say
“Can highly recommend Patrick he did my garden and what a difference takes such care in his work”Sarah – Tang Hall
“Great work on my hedges”John Doe
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